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Originally posted on Nothing Gold Can Stay:

Do you remember those late summer days
When you follwed me through blueberry trees?
You wanted to kiss my blue stained lips
But I slipped from your grasp
Laughed as I skipped
Ready for the chase
I was young enough to still fear your need
Still young enough for daydreams
“Will you find me when we’ve grown?”
I asked as we jumped the bales of hay
“I’ll follow you around the world.”
You lied so easily
Do you remember when you finally caught me?
One lazy humid eve
You were pushing me in the swing that hung
From my favorite ancient tree
Then you cupped my burning face
Pushed blonde hair from my eyes
The world in slow motion
As your lips met mine
You took the first kiss
I’m not sure I was ready to give
So I wiped you from my mouth
And pushed away
“Swing me some…

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She dances with ghosts in the machine,

Flickering images pervade her dreams.

She has no need of romance it seems,

Just friends who flicker then die on screen.

Ghost-like she games through the night,

The thrill of playing does her excite.

She avoids love’s sting,

Gaming is her thing!

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“The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”, Cover Reveal

Many thanks to Chris Graham (AKA The Story Reading Ape) for designing the book cover for my forthcoming collection of poetry, “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”. I had originally intended to entitle my book, “We are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars”. However, on reflection I determined on “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”. The Wilde quote does however live on as can be seen from the description on the back cover.

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I am aiming to publish “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” in September of this year in ebook and print formats.

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You can find details of my previous collection of poetry and prose, “Dalliance” by following these links:

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Amazon UK   Amazon USA   Amazon CA   Amazon AU

Monster – My Guest Post On “Behind The White Coat”

Thank you to Victo Dolore from Behind The White Coat for publishing my poem, “Monster” which can be found by following this link, https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/from-the-guest-room/. Please do check out Victo’s blog.



We Are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars

I will be taking a break from blogging over the UK bank holiday weekend. I will be preparing my new collection of poetry for publication. The title is “We Are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars”, which is a quote from the great Oscar Wilde. As the title suggests, the collection will be a compilation of some of my darker poetry.

On first reading, the quote is bleak. The gutter suggests the lowest point in the life of man or what some might label “a low mode of living”! However the fact “some of us are looking at the stars” suggests hope or the possibility of change for the better.

The new collection will join my existing book, “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose” which can be found here, (http://www.amazon.com/Dalliance-collection-poetry-prose-Morris-ebook/dp/B00QQVJC7E/ref=cm_cr_pr_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8).



“Alone” – Give Me the Monsters – by Patrick W. Marsh


Patrick paints a bleak picture. Kevin

Originally posted on CALAMITIES PRESS:

There is a stretch of highway near where I live called Highway 10. It’s a straight shot through the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. I’ve been driving it for years. I would take it to school, both high school and college, plus various times I’ve moved in with my folks and such. Now, I’m raising my children along the edge of this metaphorical concrete snake. I’ve traveled it a thousand times in my life, and I still ask, “where are all the people?”

When I watch cars move around me when I drive down Highway 10, I don’t count them as people for some reason. They’re shelled. Sealed away like Easter Eggs. The world seems like it needs to travel a special distance to drag people out of their aluminum and fiberglass walls. You can watch those videos on YouTube of road rage incidents where people get the tar…

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