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A shambles progressing towards something you might recognise in time
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Appropriate Change
Amazing isn’t it;
you make an effort to break
the chain of monotony - while
in this instance the idea’s a
routine rubbish fire - no big eco-
argument, we’re rendering combustible
kitchen throwaways & its inevitable
wastepaper accumulation

local newspaper & wine sales
trivia seems to stack up much
quicker than storage space
suggests has a rational basis,
so the deed has its own
internal reasoning arraigned

and within minutes beer, wine and
soft drink cartons arrive, along with
some out-of-date brochures for kitchen
designs and long-past calendars, plus
the out-of-vogue paraphernalia
you’d discovered beneath ‘em

and there we are; it is an hour
and a half later with fire still burning merrily:
reflecting upon its efficiency in reducing
disposable things to recyclable ashes
suggests we’re still caste in an estranged
past-tense - from which takes a lot longer to

recognise, engender, and then make
an appropriate change
© 18 September 2017, I. D. Carswell

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Amazing isn’t it;  you make an effort to break  the chain of monotony - while  in this instance the idea’s a  routine rubbish fire - no big eco- argument, we’re rendering combustible  kitchen throwaways & its inevitable  wastepaper accumulation  local newsp...

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Fly Buys
Like desiccated senescence
my wings hold no sway
in your anthropomorphic
atmosphere
© 15 September 2017, I. D. Carswell

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Fly Buys
Like desiccated senescence  my wings hold no sway  in your anthropomorphic  atmosphere  © 15 September 2017, I. D. Carswell This poem was written in response to Matt Aguilar's prompt #53 for  #messageinthebottle   (The Painted Word) It also uses Matt's off ...

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Therefore I Am
on this anachronistic occasion I am behoove
to agree nothing is the same; there’s little we
concede is a common denominator - except
for egos I guess, and I’m pleased to suggest
yours’s much more the piece of presence I’d
contest isn’t commuted from lengthy sojourn
in nether prefectures - you are originally pure
as th’ day you first said I think, therefore I am

that it was scurrilous flimflam doesn’t rate an
opinion against its originality - you are whom
you choose to be; & here’m I on th’ lip of so-
called sanity which collapsed when I aged in
years overnight from 45 to 72, & rationally its
meaning is - thus I think - and therefore I am
© 31 August 2017, I. D. Carswell

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Therefore I Am
on this anachronistic occasion I am behoove  to agree nothing is the same; there’s little we  concede is a common denominator - except  for egos I guess, and I’m pleased to suggest  yours’s much more the piece of presence I’d  contest isn’t commuted from le...

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An Arthritic Concupiscence
Less a surprise than defining where the cocoon
starts and ends; wrapped in a microfine web of
the finest filigree strands yet free to gaze at the
geste of Guam’s innocence - whose policy’s an
arthritic concupiscence ‘of mandoline melody’,
a good guess suggests this ‘cuisine’ won’t rate
much beyond next mezzanine belch of rhetoric
from this blonde-horned gander’s gay wisdom

But we’ll be bound staying within our carapace,
a just-in-case strategy, & maybe ‘tweet-less’ or
is it too much t’ bear being unaware; not that it
worries me, I don’t care what they bleat into th’
atmosphere, or there being no sense since the
denizen facetiously tossed in its handkerchiefs
© 17 August 2017, I. D. Carswell

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An Arthritic Concupiscence
Less a surprise than defining where the cocoon  starts and ends; wrapped in a microfine web of  the finest filigree strands yet free to gaze at the  geste of Guam’s innocence - whose policy’s an  arthritic concupiscence ‘of mandoline melody’ ,   a good gues...

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Cause Or Consequence
While I muse about the tenuous exigencies of relief
from our drought-breaking rain - and it has come on
th’ back of prolonged sequences of extremes with a
highest-ever-recorded-temperature playing havoc in
meanest of ways - there’s the bureaucratic dreich of
disingenuous claims; who is to blame for this blush
of misinformation about whether the weather’s thus
cause or consequence of what we expect / believe

It isn’t me I protest, the wet after a drought relieves
more than just symptoms of aridness; its when you
have to wade to the waist in that relief or get swept
away you begin to ponder who’s the real thief; and
then - whose selection of choices was it made less
than a safe place of what they’d claimed it to be
© 22 March 2017, I. D. Carswell

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Cause Or Consequence
While I muse about the tenuous exigencies of relief  from our drought-breaking rain - and it has come on  th’ back of prolonged sequences of extremes with a  highest-ever-recorded-temperature playing havoc in  meanest of ways - there’s the bureaucratic drei...
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