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Food For Thought
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Something slides inside your thoughts.
 1
You ought to write it down;
 2
what little is remembered.
 3
Fiddle it about, dismember it,
 4
cross out lines that shout too loud,
 5
take out the “ings” “ands”, the buts.
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Put it away for a few days,
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like Chilli Con Carne,
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So it marinades while staying put.
 9
 
 
Stick it on the wall.
 10
Squint at it sideways
 11
and while standing on your head,
 12
decide whether its just some doodled idea
 13
now long dead
 14
or food for further thought instead.
 15
 
 
Mind a blank?
 16
Screw it in a ball
 17
toss it in the bin.
 18
Its a thankless task,
 19
but now you can begin again.
 20

17 Nov 16


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