you could
climb the Blorenge
up to the Punchbowl
& put your hand into the pool
lifeforms will cling

Go on, plunge in, down
down to the core
& here we'd be
all lumped together
primal matter
wet & squidgy
kinda sexy

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Lost in contemplation? he said
Yes, actually, I am, I said

Turns out
he used to live near me in London
and moved down here the same year I did

Never seen him before in my life
or since

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Tintin in Taunton

Out there with Angeline
struck by the snake-like rhythm of her arms
no shadow, just air, very synchronized
takes me back to Taurus
not into Aquarius

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