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El primero de junio

The first of June
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affinity

affinity there was a time things just worked you brought them home new and gleaming awaiting the harmony of power undressed them impatiently yet...
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Omar's Diary for Friday 1st June 2018

Wolverhampton - Martha Gellhorn - Donald Trump - The Derby After a bank holiday weekend during which Mitsie and I had ample quality time with our...
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The Old Bailey Lady

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Dad

Dear diary, keeping dad's memory. Seduced by changing tides of emotions, dad your addiction trawled through troubled waters, body cravings, stained...
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Poem of the week

renewable 2 (second go at this)

behind a moss furred wall woods slope down and bluebells shimmer peacock hued through bright green shade cool incense filled and in the field airy...
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Narrowboat Man

Sitting on a deckchair too small for his giant frame The sun beats down on a belly laid bare His jack Russell yaps at strangers passing by He’s the...
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renewable

Bluebell slopes shimmer bright green shade full of cool incense. Then across the field airy Rumplestiltskins white, slim as bird bones spin, slow...
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One last photo

It's strange watching a decade's work crash and burn into oblivion, but that is the inevitable fate of The Hobbit. Everything comes to an end...
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Teeth

Teeth, pale stones planted deep In pits of fleshy pink, glistening Within the black hole, the orifice Of sustenance, speech and breath Blankets of...
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our neighbours are not our friends 2

Abulia Stop looking at sky and stars Stare into the screen Shine of your life passes unseen Dods of things to come The bits you hide inside Your life...
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Through War & Adversity - Chapter 2

When Adelise Gèroux finished packing her life into a single tattered suitcase she walked out onto the third-floor balcony of her boarding house to take in the evening air.
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Better Than It Is

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Story of the week

The Crime Problem

I was woken early one morning by a hammering on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs where I found Alun in an unusually good mood. "...
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Omar's Diary for Saturday 26th May 2018

The Times - International Politics - Macchiavelli - Trump - Annabels' - The Derby I expressed my deepest concerns in a previous diary about how with...
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In the Next Breath

I knew it was a mistake the moment the words were out of my mouth, but it was too late. I couldn’t catch hold of those words, as they raced through...
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A Deliberate Kindness 2

Walking along the road with his old shopping bag Gerald laughed to himself. He’d won another battle of wills and that was what really mattered in his...

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