Sunday, January 19, 2020

1225 - But Not Guaranteed

Leisurely breakfast
Planning a relaxing day—
Rain is predicted.
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1224 - Idle Thoughts VIII

The meal of summer:
Fresh pasta with pesto sauce.
And a glass of wine.



Excuse me, Boss man,
Why do you not talk to me?
I don’t bite, you know!
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Friday, January 17, 2020

1223 - Be careful what you wish for.

Thank God it’s Friday!
One day closer to Monday
...and closer to death.



Enjoy what you have.
There is only the present.
Make the most of it.
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

1222 - I follow


Social media.
People come and people go,
It's not personal.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1221 - Lunch

A lunch with a son,
It’s a quarterly catch-up:
Steak, salad and chips.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

1220 - Thoughts in the Car

A smokey city—
Climate denialists' gift
To the asthmatics.



A pedestrian:
Clearly not wearing a bra.
Very generous.
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Monday, January 13, 2020

1219 - Idle Thoughts VII

It's hot and sticky
And just half way though summer—
Well, one lives in hope.



The polls are not good,
But have no fear for next time—
Greed will win again.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

1218 - Sunday Ponderings

Ignorance is bliss?
Are you kidding me?
Why aren't you smiling?



Confabulation—
The rewriting of stories
To fit the facts.



What am I to do?
Existential confusion—
To fly or to fight?
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Friday, January 10, 2020

1217 - Idle Thoughts VI

Yes, you are pretty.
You may be beautiful too
But I don't know you yet.



Seventy Seven Years.
You have earned your retirement
And a good farewell
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Thursday, January 09, 2020

1216 - Meanwhile, back at the office...

Rude and small minded.
He is probably lonely­
But that is no excuse.



"You've had a haircut!
And you hair is much shorter!"
Yes, that's what happens.
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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

1215 - Clean Slate

It's another day,
Yesterday is no longer.
Tabula rasa.
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

1214 - Idle Thoughts V


Idle Thoughts V

The world’s gone crazy.
There are loonies everywhere.
What does it all mean?



Party pies and sauce,
Celebratory lunches.
Living the good life.



That little word "But..."
Everything prior is lost.
The great negator.
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Monday, January 06, 2020

1213 - Idle Thoughts IV


Idle Thoughts IV

“Good Morning Young Man!”
Fifteen years younger than me.
Lacks maturity.



Speaking in Chinese;
I wonder what they are saying?
It’s all Greek to me.



Bloody computer!
Blue doughnut of impatience
Is laughing at me.
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Sunday, January 05, 2020

1212 - I Don't Follow

I Don't Follow.

An "influencer"—
Photographing her dinner.
It's a strange world.
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Last night, sat beside an Instagraming lady, 
fed to encourage her flock to follow her example.

Friday, January 03, 2020

1211 - Deceptive Traits

Unmelted Butter

She's little Miss Prim!
But don't let that mislead you—
There's a scamp inside.



Heuristics


Selective experts—
They can help support your case,
Except climate change.
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Thursday, January 02, 2020

1210 - Idle Thoughts III


Count to Ten

It’s a new decade!
Not everyone agrees‑
But they never do.



Persian Princess

It’s all self, self, self.
Everything is a drama,
It cannot end well.
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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

1209 - 2020

Any Day Will Do

Arbitrary bell
Tolls for the incoming year —
Tabula rasa.



China Doll
A porcelain doll —
But, shades of Mary Shelley,
There's a spark of life.
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