Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mind over Matter

"Try not to focus too intently - you'll pop a synapse."

The neophyte didn't acknowledge her senpai, daring not to spare even a glance. The object - her object - floated in front of her as a partially filled balloon. She struggled to control it. Her eyes burned as she tried to manipulate it; tried to push it left, right, up, or down. She was barely aware of the tears running down her cheeks or the blood in her palms from her fingernails squeezing into her skin.

A melodramatic approximation of a cough filled the small room and echoed off the walls. Startled by the sudden eruption, the student lost control and the object 'blipped' out of existence. Now it was gray walls, gray tunics, and an accusatory stare.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Drifting

It had already been a long day. Another two hour delay was met with laughter - the whole adventure turned to farce early in the trip and the crew realized the futility of anger in the face of nature.

"I could swim there faster," a voice growled in the cramped cabin.

"My Grandma could swim there faster," another voice added.

"Yeah, but how would she pull the load?" a final voice, the Captain's, completed the trio.

"Heh, keep the rope in her dentures. Use her tits as floaties. Scare all the traffic out of the lane," the first voice speculated.

"Don't talk about my Grandma that way," the second voice, a younger man, protested through a smirk. "She's dead."

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

NSW State Library



Murky Streams and Shifting Sands
Thoughtless Mind and Aimless Plans
I haven't the slightest of where I am
Nor of where I'm headed

***

[Free Dinner]

I want some chocolate
Perhaps a kit kat bar
I passed a dozen shops
But none fit the bill

I hope there's one nearby
Rather not walk far
I just want a little snack
Before I get my fill

***

This Library's Nice
To hear people dying
The seating is great
The sounds are trying

Monday, May 13, 2019

Adelaide City Library



Shoe Shoppin'
Tip Toe Hoppin'
Bouncin' all around

Warm puddin'
Feelin' good in
Adelaide Town

***

Eyes on paper
Big small favor
Don the hat of
Word reshaper

Saturday, May 11, 2019

State Library of South Australia



City Chatty Easy Atty Friendly Adelaide
Clean Streets Cas' Meets Smiling Adelaide
Rainy Start Take Heart Sunny Adelaide
Glad I Spent Every Cent Gettting to Adelaide

Thursday, May 9, 2019

I'm Sittin' Here!

I am the thinnest person ever
I suspect that's their thought
As they bump and bouce and hit
And spill the beer I just bought