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One Minute Rhyme Mark XLIV : Minding Gaps

my process is as follows
I take the phrase
that comes to mind
to see what’s in its heart to find
and then sometimes
it works quite well
but sometimes not
though when it does
and from that phrase
a thought anew
my spirits raised
and then I’m happy
though sometimes I am not

Age Of Consent

In a sleepy seaside town
nowhere near the sea
I tawt I taw a putty tat
all itchin’ with a flea
the flea though was a scratchcard
for the local lottery
and putty tat found cherries
not one
nor two
but three

He skipped off to the newsagents
to see what he had won
perhaps he’d take a mini break
a week under the sun
in a real seaside town
somewhere near a sea
with cat nip flowing on demand
and prawn cocktails for his tea

Alas his dreams were shattered
the shopkeeper was mean
as little scratchy putty tat
couldn’t prove he was eighteen

One Minute Rhyme Mark XXI : Ostrich

If I were an ostrich
with my head down in the sand
I’d dream of flying backwards
on the other hand
but ostriches have no fingers
and neither have they thumbs
and their wings
aren’t made for things
like flying just for fun
so I think I’d be another bird
a smaller one guess
that doesn’t dig into the dirt
and get its hair a mess.