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Vow

If I say x And you say y, We’ll never know, How great the world Could be.

Door to Door

He is at home Peeping through the curtains Blue light spinning around the walls Of what he called his sitting room Although he had never had one soul come to visit And sit in the sitting room during the twenty… Read More ›

Flattery

Pinned there bitterly by my rat faced nemesis

And his po faced beau,

When his mood was cold and black.

The Heather and the Heathen

Moors, waterfalls, thistles Mountains spiked with pine trees In clusters, a verdant floor home To many, too small to see, Or too large to approach with Threats unknown In the Scottish wild. It is here where once I could walk… Read More ›

Altered States in an Altered world

A Different Country is the name of my blog. Probably thought the title was apt as I am a Scot living in Florida. But as the 21st century progressed I saw it as more of a commentary on the internal malaise in the USA than the difference between two nations

A Fading Light

It started with young eyes Trying to make sense of the world they live in, Images and sounds we had never heard before, Spun by elders to make, Some sense, Of a nonsensical narrative. Starting with a bang And ending… Read More ›

Company of People

In the company of ordinary people, Clammy night encapsulated, Out of fifty languid souls, Lined up against the host’s burgundy wallpaper Stinking of nicotine no less, Waiting for a firing squad Or another drink which would suffice, There are eyes… Read More ›

Sad Part

I myself am regurgitating In my head A social gathering That is three days old But fresh in my mind, My friends or friend tells me If I am anxious about entering a social situation Don’t do it, Unless of… Read More ›