Paralleled in Common

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Should you be wondering where I am I live in a parallel universe, and what we have in common is that you do too. How can our paths meet at all? It’s a matter of corrected perception … we converge in the distance but that point of meeting in the future can be brought forward to the present moment now …

Born…

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We are born into slavery that much is clear to me but at the same time, amazingly we are also born free.   © Joshua Bond 2017

A Memory Brought Up To Date

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  After the storms had passed the Rag n’ Bone man came down our street searching for discarded secrets put out from behind closed doors, boxed neat … Some vocations are attempted absolutions of humanity’s fault-lines like scraping dead pets off hot tarmac or picking litter from distraught beaches … This is the work of poets practicing on the edge …

An Attempted Cover-Up

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  I spread my envy thinly like scraped marmite on midnight toast hoping to disguise its presence – naturally I fail, and it oozes out dropping at the feet of vastly superior poets … Dickinson, Plath, Oliver, Hirschfield, Fulton, Anon and that’s just the women The kettle boils. I grab it tightly pour scalding water roughly into the teapot splashing …

The Wednesday Poem

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  My life is driven by the desire to jump from ever higher ledges and land even softer – one day I will jump from the moon and not even disturb the sand On occasional Wednesdays I speak my offering into an incense-burner … the curly wisps of scented smoke travel out my study window and head east for there …

Raindrops and Shadows

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When raindrops hit the earth their shadows split into a thousand pieces spreading the message “all is well” but people don’t trust shadows and target the smaller ones as irrelevant nuisances, the larger ones to be killed off. The raindrops water the ground and wonder why their twins are distrusted – so coming in greater amounts they flood the earth. …

Comforting Inevitability

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The sun rose beyond its normal horizon – from this point onwards were all things changed a journey forward was now in the upper house since the missing truth had merely been mislaid a sense of new order emerged with increasing frequency and patterns of deliberation gave way to a singular path the new base-line pointed to a tropic of …

Even Pawns

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And this is what we said when the inner world felt all stifled, dead “let’s breathe some truth and get fresh air whilst stuck inside is all despair” you rise up and walk, pacing slow and begging the silence to talk recall some past and ancient day when forbidden to have your say you stood tight-lipped biting your tongue whilst …

A Little Perturbed

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Of all the free goats in the mindless old herd the scape-goat’s the one who is mostly unheard whatever she says it’s “off with her head!” though some are a little perturbed and when the free goat is finally dead the herd is concerned just how they’ll be fed and looking all vexed they spy who’ll be next and load …

T.V Turn Around

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The media told such dreadful lies it made you gasp and stretch your eyes ‘September skies eleven pies’ the media gobbed amazing lies and then one day the many folk saw through this ancient lying yoke which kept them tethered on a rope and limited their sense of hope so glimpsing truth the many viewers threw their T.Vs down the …