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1
Mike Adam Aug 2018
1
Sour cloud

One drop

Rain

Window
Mike Adam Jan 2017
Surely a sludge
Of knowledge
Lodged
Somewhere

In remnant brain

If not

The wall-stare
Did better
Than even
Master knew
Mike Adam Mar 2017
The day John died
I was drunk

He, no alcoholic
Yes he
Who had some.

No he did not feel that February 2017

They pummelled his chest,
Their job,
They did,

I begged let him go-too long to pump
Mike Adam Sep 2019
Hugging wolf

We made you

Us.

Mother of twins,
Brother
Son,

Us.

Suckle me now

And walk

Beside

Forever
2am
Mike Adam Feb 2018
2am
Bladder full
Arise
Cursing age
Mike Adam Dec 2016
2
Not one iota
Of support
From birth to
Gray day-

How does the impulse
Live on?

The wondrous joy
Of being
Of creating

With the great impediment
Of family
Friend
Discouragement.

If I look east
I Walk west

Down
Up
And
Around
All
Is

Perfect
Especially

Failure
Mike Adam Dec 2016
1
London road lights
Blind intensity
And the loved oblivion

Of starless
Blackness is
Lost-

Lost souls
Seek succour
In neon

And the only
Sun
Lies sullen
And disengaged-

Moon too
Disinclined to
Shine

On the
Unbelieving.

The need for love
(What that may
Be)
Unremitting-

Lightness and
Absence
Unsure-

Heart flutters
Questing for pace-

Centenerian haul of long
Long

Overdue
Survival
Gazing into

Jaws of hell
And laughing

Laughing

Laughing
3am
Mike Adam Feb 2018
3am
Under water
Poetic straw
Breathing
Mike Adam Jun 2017
Cyril

Mind clear and
Almost singing.

But years weigh
Like gravity upon
The body.

This is it, then.
The end.

Unable to rise
From your throne-

Look death in the face
And say

Thank you for my life.
4
Mike Adam Oct 2016
4
It is four in the morning.
Bourbon is beautiful
In the right glass.

No matter how many
Times you leave it is
Never enough.

Always one more to run from.

There are none left to go to.

It is four in the morning.
The past has gone.

I am writing this
Right now.

I am writing this from
The void of current life.

This too shall pass.

This art. And it can fail.
AAH
Mike Adam Dec 2018
AAH
These words

Gone

Wisp of smoke
Mike Adam May 2017
Squabble
Cackle
Seagulls

All morning.

Only a plethora
Of cockles.

How like us
They are

Fighting over
Plenty
Mike Adam Apr 2017
Turned in the morning

Surrounded by book
And bottle

All subtly drowned
In the love
Of learning.

Li Po and Beckett
Solemnly cover my
Leanings
Mike Adam Feb 2018
Do not meddle
In the middle of
The muddle
In the east
Mike Adam Sep 2019
Butterfly

So brief
Mike Adam Nov 2016
I refuse to worry
Mercurial one

Your accidents are
Planned to the
Finest detail

Scorched by
Moonshine
You flutter
And float
About lake and
Mountain

A wilderness of
Spirit urges
You down

And yet up you
Bob
A float

Fish bring
Hooks
To your feet
In homage
Mike Adam Aug 2016
Repitition of
Prayer
Is only
Repitition
But repeating words
Is learning

Not to love
No
Not to care
Unsure

But to love
And be part of
Everywhere
To be the unique
Element in every term
And every chromosome

Not to love you,
Dear,
To be you
I am

And how to escape
From that?
Age
Mike Adam Jan 2018
Age
And the not
Dead yet
Talk to me.

They speak
About
Living
And the
Long
Dead.

Where am I?
Mike Adam Apr 2016
Air air plant
Roots *******
Only air.

Across seas
Draped upon trees
Taken by breeze

Rootless rootless plant
Reproducing
On air in air
Rootless tree
Envied by even
Dry tumbleweed
Mike Adam Sep 2016
You think air is air

You fool

Water is everywhere
Mike Adam Apr 2016
50 trillion miles away
greetings
to the pixillated blue spot
hurtling round
with assorted rocks
a nindescript star
in a tiny galaxy
on the far side
of oblivion

Calculus shows
the dot may harbour
civilized life

We laughed and laughed
comedic machine and I

Then wondered if you
like us
do battle with your
mind waves
Mike Adam Jun 2016
Of elegant languor
with a tint of sepia
melancholy

The romance of
vague longing
and nostalgic bloom
a fading chrysanthemum
perhaps

Taking the promenade
panama hat and shades
suit sewn by hand and
long corporate umbrella

Macintosh and overcoat
by turns repel the
damp and cold

Cognac by the fire
and wistful glances with
widows in the hotel bar

Strolling on with
meaningless purpose
toward Edwardian
disaster
All
Mike Adam Nov 8
All
Merest hum

Particle-

Uni-multi
Versicle

All one
All one
All one.........
Mike Adam Nov 2016
Do not want
You in
Virtual reality

No breath on
My neck

Your flesh
Vibrates alive

Unrepresentable
Mike Adam Nov 2016
Some mountains pretend
They are unmoving

Their subtle lie
Pretends to permanence.

We are apart
For some reason
I cannot fathom

But trust
The chi
Mike Adam Oct 2016
Living curled
In the bole
Hole of a mighty
English oak

Jolly jack tar
Dreams of his
Wooden ship sailed
Braving gales

On strange
Southern seas,

Of pet albatross

And the urge to
Float as he please
In unending ease

Trust current and swell
Of seven known seas

And land of fruit
And flower

Of bold girls under
Waterfalls and a
Parrot and an
Eye-patch and unlimited
Gold dubloons,

And when he unfurls
Cramped frame and
Sticks his head
Outside

Still the rains fall
Mike Adam May 2016
Old carp
frozen pond

Frog jumps in
splat

Old pond
fish-eye up
frog
splash

Mirror carp
mirror pond
frog splash
ah

Mud slop
lotus up
frog jump
plop

Carp mouth
surface pop
startled frog
jumps

Mirror top

Plop
other side
(Under side)
Mike Adam Oct 2017
Dimpled space
Quotation marked until

Knowledge-
Language
Run out.

Trackless wandering
Star to star
Mike Adam Feb 24
All I know of love
Is in this dot

            .

All I know of creation
Is in this dot

            .

All I

            .
Mike Adam Sep 2019
Small leaf-

Still moist-

Resting in
My palm
Mike Adam Jun 2016
In the world cannot erase
the teium of an english
seaside suburb where
old colonials retire

Cricket and warm beer
the elongated death of
the english gentleman

John Arlott describes
scattring pigeons as the
ball rolls idly by

A gentle ****** of teacups
(bone china) and
Betjeman on the wireless
1,000 years of Malmesbury town
Mike Adam Jan 2019
After the third
Solar system

I began to wonder
If a one-way ticket
Was wise.

You see one star
Close
You see them all-

Set foot on distant
Planets

And not a hot girl
In sight.

"Computer, turn around"

Does not compute is the
Reply.

And so
On we go

To infinity
Mike Adam Oct 11
Am I not allowed
To love
Once more?

Am I not allowed to feel
Remonstrance strong?

Yes love knows
No bounds and with my love
I honour thee

J
Mike Adam Jan 2018
Anchored tight

Anchorite

Walled in a cell

With
Windows

To the the
Loving
Livelong
World
Mike Adam Jun 2016
It is a long hard road
my ancient brother

I see you packing your back
with what you may need

Or not.

The long hard journey lies before you

It is a long hard hard road
my ancient brother
would that I could
walk it with you
And
Mike Adam Oct 2018
And
And when I die


Goodnight
And
Mike Adam Sep 2019
And
And all
Those microbes
That make and
Form and shake
This little body
Will also

Consume
And
Mike Adam Jul 2019
And
And I saw the

Crack

In the Uni-verse

And I stepped thru

And saw
And
Mike Adam Mar 2018
And
And as soon
As it came-

It went
Mike Adam Jun 2016
And all I wanted was a kiss
Vast emptiness
nothing

Empty empty space
and all I wanted

Was you here
Mike Adam Aug 5
Screamed

In Berkley Square
Mike Adam May 30
And god breathed
Into my nostrils
And I lived
Mike Adam Jun 21
And I am in love

(Again)

But she no idea has.

How to marry?

How to know

And who we can

Possibly

Be?
Mike Adam May 30
And I am not Adam

But god breathed anyway
Mike Adam May 2017
And if

After the moon

Died

It said

This is it

This is sad.

No matter

The moon

Like me

Is a fool
Mike Adam Dec 2016
And so
Fog

Descends.

Fields from train
Disappeared

And luxurious
Time

Lost,
Sacrificed
Mike Adam Jun 2018
Seabirds shriek
Above the swell

Calmer
Shoals
Bemoan the fate

Of  that fish
The other fish

Not fish eye
In the i of the crowd
Mike Adam Jun 2017
And then one day
You are old

Glimpse a shop window
And confirm.

And suddenly you are old
With shopping bags and
Taxi driver carrying
To your door.

Bottles and ready meals
The bath too hard,
Work boots unused from the
Cobbler

And suddenly you are old
And yet not old enoght

To die.
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