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by Mark
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Durban curry
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Durban curry

So I’m making curry tonight. Being from Durban I consider myself a master curry-maker. That’s where I learned to make a damn good curry. I was named an honorary charou for lunching often at Govender’s Curry Den eating stuff like mango atchar, bunny chow and curried chillies, fluently patter-banterin...
by Mark
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: In Sicily
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Re: In Sicily

Nice write, brims with whimsical authenticity. Enjoyed the read and skillful ending.
by Mark
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Top Doctor Warns of Deep Fat
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Top Doctor Warns of Deep Fat

So much disinformation about food...you are what you eat is a truism though. Avoiding the inflammatory stuff is a good general rule. Topical piece.  
by Mark
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Preview:
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Preview:

Thanks guys, that's generous of you all to comment, given my snide ways these days. Trust you are all well. The poem's a tweaked retread, I haven't written anything new since, erm, NAPO I guess. Time, time. Linda, I've been listening nights to podcasts on YouTube by Jordan Peterson. Fascinating stuf...
by Mark
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Preview:
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Preview:

.                                                ten million dead on the internet   but the pain in his fingernail      inside his flattened mind  is worse than any pale genocide        he feels no nostalgia these days     for the dazed nights of insomnia waiting for the haze of daylight       and ...
by Mark
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 3991

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

summer snap salt sidewalks fried as holiday am/pm time stepping in sideway slices toward the warm-blue saturday suburban throb, fresh-cut petrol grass, cold beer on a tray                  a waxsome moon drip-cools a blackened beach                  slick as star-shells pinned to freighter horizons ...
by Mark
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 3991

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

Thanks, Deb and Ty.
Playful stuff there, Ty...pelican nipples...
 
by Mark
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 3991

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

. Thermal I cut some flowers and drove to town to see her again. A summer season’s lazy BBQ - a new sky blued with warmth - all hazed over Paul’s backyard. Sitting in a little garden, I drank rooibos tea, and smoked two rollups, before she arrived. Later that Saturday, after the people, we went to ...
by Mark
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 4047

Re: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk

It's the middle of winter here and I'm freezing my ass off. Where's the rum?
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tweak from the Napo 19 file
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Tweak from the Napo 19 file

Mm, bit of an odd one this. I saw something on YouTube about how Russia has these AI global destruction systems designed to kick in if their country gets obliterated. Revenge by computer. So this is a post-apocalyptic take where the (solar powered) robots and AI systems that survived are slowly deca...