Seasons End, Never to Return

No one said final episode
No one said temporary
move on, let it go

I know I'm just a small cog
in a big fish tank
I don't expect events
to conform to my wishes
I just thought I'd learned how to get by

An uncanny conspiracy of events
forced time into a new profile
not part of my agenda

I have an inescapable, life-skills curriculum
the word enough is not on my CV

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Christmas Sonnet

This big old bear
crashed out of the woods
grizzled into town
and ate the puppies

Angel in the sweet shop
sang him melodies
made him cry
eased his gnawing teeth

She was young
knew not the ways of Bruno

He growled his way
back into the forest
plucking up a couple sheep for supper

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