poetry | 101 | rehab | deliberation

tune in, freak out, get beaten
― hunter s thompson, fear and loathing in las vegas

de based
de braded
de cayed

de filed
de funct
de graded

de humanised
de hydrated
de jected

de marcated
de meaned
de natured

de railed
de ranged
de sired

re viled

de sert in Paradise, NV


My prompt for this week’s Poetry 101 Rehab is DELIBERATION and it was inspired by a walk below the strip in Las Vegas on a hot spring afternoon as I prepared to leave.

You can find our more about my trip on the strip here.

What are your DELIBERATION(S)?

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Blending the right ingredients

I am not anonymous.

What you see here is the real deal. Me. For better, or for worse.

I chose a long time ago to write here under my own name. I respect the rights of those who choose to write under a pseudonym. It’s a time honoured writing device.

Here on WordPress, in this vibrant and supportive community, I’ve learned a lot about writing, social interaction, what works and what doesn’t. For the most part it’s been a great experience.

This week I’m mixing two worlds, my world of writing, poetry and photography, and my working world.
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Today, meal times have been a little disrupted by flight times, and multiple time zone shifts.

I began the day at 04:45 in Spain.

A few hours later, I negotiated the multi-faceted joy that is clearing security for a business trip to the USA from Madrid.

Initially a little less than enthusiastic about riding Economy, to Dallas Fort Worth with American, I was delighted with my seat, an aisle, in a forward row of five with three empty seats so I could spread my stuff out with abandon. Food was not bad at all, lots of legroom and as much to drink as I could want (and a little more). Ok, it didn’t hold a candle to the comfort of flying with CL status on Qantas back in the day but hey, I enjoyed the flight and the crew were great.

After clearing security and customs in Dallas, I took a break for a Bud and a Jack Daniels (burger) in TGI. Acclimatisation.

And so, strapped in for my flight on to Vegas, here’s what I had for lunch, dinner or breakfast (insert meal time correspondinding to a timezone of your choice), edited with a little artistic licence.

Posted from seat 13D on a flight delayed due to too much wind in Vegas. Must be all the hot air generated by all those media types (yep, guilty as charged) gathering for the NAB show.

Oh, and remember not to congregate around the toilets, it will upset the Captain.

For wordpress weekly photo challenge – dinner