Monthly Archives: December 2010

I used to be the man I was (but this is more comfortable…)

I used to be the man I was (but this is more comfortable…) …now, here’s a confession, you know, the kind of “I was a man who tried to make cabbage trees and taxis stand in for his problems, and … Continue reading

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Down in the mines (traditional).

DOWN IN THE MINES (Traditional) Come all you young fellows so young and so fine, And seek not your fortune way down in the mine, It’ll form as a habit and seep in your soul, Till the stream of your … Continue reading

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The late great Blackball bridge sonnets: xiv.

sonnet xiv. A world of existence poised on the brink: Cuba and Kennedy, my tarnished innocence. Wingie McDonald was the first dead man I saw. They called him that because he’d lost one arm: a fall in the mine, a … Continue reading

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