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a Berlin evening, so cold, so sweet
a Berlin evening, so cold, so sweet
After an exceptionally difficult night and a day of doing difficult work, I said: I need ...
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it has sun
it has sun
In the cafe he showed me the pictures he had taken on his walk here, of ...
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the meagrely satisfying throne
the meagrely satisfying throne
He didn’t want to be President. Not if President means making sticky decisions, and being blamed ...
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pity flamingo
pity flamingo
Every week I cross town on the train and we pass a tower block of identical ...
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salami baby jesus
salami baby jesus
I may or may not have been down to the markets today to visit the man ...
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the young man with a long way to go
the young man with a long way to go
The young man in the place where we are staying is Moroccan and comes from the ...
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all for you
all for you
Alone in the house for the first time in days I feel a sadness descend and ...
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welcome, Auntie
welcome, Auntie
I've joined a Facebook group which posts pictures of people's dogs. The rules are long and ...
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the boast of Christmas past
the boast of Christmas past
Last year and the year before that and four years ago too we went down on ...
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late night and overhead
late night and overhead
Late night walk through the freezing fog. "Like Blade Runner." We turn down all the opportunities ...
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is still a man
is still a man
A homeless man was sleeping in the stairwell when I came home. Or, to put it ...
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apple a day
apple a day
Saturday night, home with the one I love. We cycled over to the Korean grocers' in ...
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the organic drunk
the organic drunk
In the supermarket carrying my two jars of honey, because it's been nonstop chai masala weather, ...
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buy for me
buy for me
Young, scruffy, insouciant Indian boy is walking by the greasy canal with his parents. Evidently he's ...
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Uruk
Uruk
In the museum today we followed the script, that is, the writing. Ancient forms of writing ...
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nasally responsible
nasally responsible
On the subway I sat down next to a guy who was remarkably good looking. Tall ...
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if this is democracy, I’m a jam donut
if this is democracy, I’m a jam donut
The narrative of the powerful older woman in our society is a dangerous and poisoned one. ...
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Trumped
Trumped
The Senate and the House. They are just going to do so much damage. I can ...