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I meant to write something else I’ve been pondering on. Instead I looked out at my garden and this came out. Whoops.


i fall in love too easily
with the spring blossom on our apple tree
with the cacophony of bird calls on this overcast evening
with a rhubarb bush grown wild
a broken fence and upturned milk crates
i dart from one thing to another
the object of my affections everchanging
i am a fickle lover
indecisive even in this one garden

the world is too large for me, my loves
i can never see it all

abdul j.

You know I’ve lived in Manchester since before I was two years old. And honestly, I’ve always been a proud Manc through and through. In more recent years, I’ve made a half-assed attempt to get to know my city more. All the cultural sneaky things it has to offer that I’ve embarrassingly not made the most of, having grown up here spoilt to it all. I want to see the world. I think I’m one of those wanderlust souls deep down (Myspace Tom is my hero: he retired with the sale and now spends his life travelling the world and taking awesome photographs) but I’m not in any financial situation whereby I could just disappear into the sunset like that as if I were some cowboy in a Western. So why not root around in my back yard and explore the hometown that I love so much? I mean I cant tell you how much it used to annoy me when I was at uni and students living away from home would talk about places I’d never been..

Anyway, as of now, I’ve actually yet to do much, but I’m very more so aware of what Manchester has to offer me, and everyone else that lives here. But it just hit me like a bag of bricks this morning how much I really care about this city.

Today’s agenda:
– Longsight library to collect Bell Jar and sort some banking
– Manchester Uni JRUL library to get some work done (they still let in alumni, right?)
– Town errands
– Maybe get more work and writing done in the Triangle or something
– Apply for a school governorship
– Go check out a DSLR videomaking get together if I’m still alive

To finish on a totally unrelated note, here’s some Jimi:

One love,
Abdul J

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