Copy. A daily-ish poem sequence, sequel to Issue ( Comments/Contact:

Monday, June 30, 2003

Notes are carefully turned away
from the camera. Thousands of people
have vanished. There is not a single

fact. Cuts its key interest. Statement
standing by. Issue will remain a thorn.
How to land. On its way. Budget crisis

may be repeated. It drew 'on a number
of sources including intelligence material'. It seems that
is exactly what it has done.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Such an aborted title. Provides tacit approval.
Top seed knocked. 'Heads on blocks.' We
ask the questions. 'His little difficulty.' Latest

in a series of revolts. Threatens glittering
career. (Not really) In the line of fire. Part of small
coterie bypassing policies. Performance

deteriorated. Big bonuses despite. War crimes laws
used to target. We ask the questions. Friends
again. 'Retention and loyalty.' 'It's not too late to


Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Wrong thing to develop a spine
over. 'Superweeds' signal setback. Attract
superflies. 'I wouldn't hold my breath in my

children's lifetime.' New resistant
strains. Many people have been killed
in custody. An 'impediment'. Self-styled 'comedy

terrorist'. 'The Lack of Spontaneity
in Art.' Sparks worldwide schism. Hats and
horses. 'We should ask them for the authority

to kill.'

Monday, June 23, 2003

Informed sources were hinting last. In
another bizarre twist. Due to visit. Unlikely
to be met. Seized on by the media pack

last. But, whether by omission
or deliberation, only one. Nervous
becaue it owns. Used against us

and they are a moveable
feast. The result of that visit has now
become art. We see these people everywhere. Including

all the people who had blood
on their hands. Journalists entering
the shattered compound.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Yet another safe and experienced pair
of hands. Was responding to revelations. As
people were heading to work. People

who endure. Revelations arrive amid. "There is no
panic so far." People were killed and several
more. Like a scene from a bomb. Some signs

of wriggling. "People were saying this couldn't
happen." Said he welcomed the fall. Said it
offered 'the prospect of both stronger and more

balanced growth'. If people had fallen. Broke
his silence in. Then vanished without trace. This ugly
wound holds.

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Designer babies discovered her
funny side. Detailing the death
threats. A different kind of public

enemy. Razes settlements. Side-
steps the law. (True title, as
ever, is 'Copy'.) Consultants

may strike. 'Sustained
campaign.' No to selecting them
for the purpose of

helping another child.

Friday, June 20, 2003

Stop that gravy train. World leaders in
aviation. Frozen. Ended in-
conclusively. Abusively. Dis-

appeared in cost 'explosion'. Fell in-
to line. With the United States. Yest-
erday. Made a second declaration to bring

them closer to Washington. Fears
that internationals control. Clear of the
closing doors. To rise again. In tatters.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Deep void. Down falling main. Smoke out-
let. 'My own profile has been
far too high for my own good, my family's

good and also for the company's
good.' Sneezing season. 'Win, win, win and
win again.' Scraps key targets. Won

a mixed reception. 'Some of the softer
edges have been shown to be flaky.'
Ill-fated. 'Static.' Massive and un-


Saturday, June 14, 2003

Somehow they appear. Ironically. Apart
from one. A target for predators. Surviving
off their own resources. Over the last

two years they have frequently failed. "We
have acted with integrity. We have been
transparent." Needed to keep buildings.

Needed to maintain and serve buildings.
Need to put our buildings and equipment
into good order. 'Our message is simple,

but important.' They failed to arrive. Once
hailed as heroes, but now reviled. All
agreed, however, on the need.

Friday, June 13, 2003

A giftpacked tie. A bond. A chain (of
letters). Thumb-nail sketch. A priceless
haul. Unite Britain around a pro-

European consensus (that
word again). Buy as many as
you want. Flee in ambush. Deal is not

final. A global search. Guide
to buying (& selling). Glad to see
the back. Torture victim finds


Wednesday, June 11, 2003

An epitaph. An affable con-
sensus (all around). Kept hopes
alive. Kept veto over. Tempers

'not yet' verdict. Six-year silence
stoked the phobic fire. Stroll thru pro-
jected arcades, window-shopping

for air. Apart. Groomed for
a king. Close supervision. Disa-
ppointment all round. Hand held.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

'In my country I might be in jail
by now.' Designed to send a clear
message. A world record of huge ar-

tistic merit. Now out. Dour
standards. Not to sink. A mission
to persuade. Moves to the sub-

urbs. Joins dreaming spires. That
Europhiles want. Is the blood-
letting over yet? Act of chess. Reject

the rejectionists. Cuts on their

Monday, June 09, 2003

Satellite tracking plan to charge
all. A latte and a rifle. Drunk
young fillies! What ho! There

went the summer: weather
time. The biggest revolution
in the history of British

motoring. How he fell
in love. Life in an upside down
city. Felt the big chill.

Sunday, June 08, 2003

Often speaking about her private
life. 'Address' targets. Bound
to embarrass. We never ducked

or dodged. Relights rift. Mixed
vegetables. Full agreement. Broke
the story. (Would you march to protect

your pen?) Described as 'gold dust'. Pro-
tests were stifled. Their secrets
for buying and eating.

Saturday, June 07, 2003

All hail a different story: signals
to the press. Arthouse film
buff. Believes the impatience

of ministers to see results
from investment. Death riddle. His
troops. His place or yours. In

history. Pay policies. High-fives and hand-
shakes. A positive signal of its in-
tention to join. Rain across remaining


Friday, June 06, 2003

Capital of Culture. Like a
sieve. My perfect orgy. PM must
quit. While the share price

falls. Like a thief. Ingredients not listed
on the label. Be a hoax. Be in-
correct. 'We judge Iraq. We stand

by it.' ('We did not think it was
solid enough.') Impliment the road-
map. Take it home.

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Barely legal. Barely leg-
ible. My fabulous life. Bare-
ly bearable. He lied

instead. It will improve
their lives. Plato's cave, got up
in neon. War a con. Neo-

Alexandria. Darling. A
disaster. Many of the most
contentious issues.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Spring. Summer. Fall. Nazi
weapons 'leaking'. That they produce
it. Precisely. Beat, tear-gassed

and shot. Stung. Look before
you leap. Morning was rampant
with heads. Colts were coming smaller

every year. Fantastic grandeur
of false economy. The same waxy
quality. The greatest cultural crime

of our time.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Big bloody sun. (What it means to you
now.) Young bull tames Monaco. Now
do a vital role. Renovate sheer

poverty. Curbs fat cat stats. Chiefs warned
claim. (But does the government
really want you to know?) Weapons

row builds. Construction
kit topples opposition. It
was necessary to wrap it.

Monday, June 02, 2003

Profound intelligence, brought on
by boredom. Sledgehammer. Back
pain. 'In the contest between your-

self and the world, back
the world.' Birdsong interspersed
with bleats. Sheep smells. Entities

that make up a phenomenal
field. Micro-engineered
for speed. One finds oneself

in a world of intersecting
particulars. On equal terms.

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Told his story to the American
officials. Big businesses get off
scott free. Seemed a little silly

at the time. Legal obligations
met. Unreliable and un-
corroborated. 'We're going to

find them.' Occupiers are failing
desperate city. Edit me. Got off
on the wrong foot. Best foot