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

Monday, September 22, 2003

You needn't
be. Admits
mistakes but still

stands. Destruction
a decade
ago. Tumbled down

the world
league. Cooler
and more. Being

hunted. Hitting out.
'Formal domestic traditions
of the past.' The

etiquette. Rush. Rush. Rush.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Opera House
Revolution. Usual
tableau. This

triptych. Sternest
test. Clear early
mists. Vetoes Arafat

motion. Arrest bid
in case. British pupils
fall behind. Fresh

criticisms. Repairs caused
derailment. Set new
course. Shot once. Too

to say.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

The challenges
ahead. Get kinky. No
more fluff. Blow

to world. Trade
talks collapse. Discusses
his public images.

Call for truce. Both
their results. What
was important became un-

important. Edged
with black.

Friday, September 19, 2003

'I kicked
someone.' Unique
leisure and

pleasure. A slaughter
occurs. Each
night. Go senile

in your prime.

buries its
dead. Trade
talks look set

to fail. Born under
weight. Fractionally
ahead. Close

that gap. Leave
his art

when he dies.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Smiling and crying
before birth. Met baby
hunger. Schoolboy

pranks. War made me fall
in love. Not immortal.
Cheap way to the stars - by

escalator. His
extraordinary auto-
biography. On her passion

for oysters. Suspicion
that Tehran
is building


Monday, September 15, 2003

'Heart's all over
the place.' 'Day I
nearly died.' Story

became a dress. Looks
again. Crying
in front

of a city
poster. Rush. Rush. Rush.
Say goodbye

to daily fatigue.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Decision to relax
the law on the
drug. Absolute

obstacle. Package has been
vetoed. With the
words 'What the hell

is that?' Another
furious row. Will become
windier and cloudier.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Controversial cartoon
masterpiece. Grief that
never ends. Buried their son

five times. Two years
on. 'Spirit still inspires.' Waved at
a 'family rally'. Slim chance of

avoiding the crash all but
disappeared. Fuse caused
blackout. Apologised for 'all

evils'. Wounded dozens.

Friday, September 12, 2003

So: so-called life. People
in glass houses. We do
our best. Our aid budgets. The

complex web of taxes. For
every. Enabled to stand on
their own feet. Starting point.

Opera house in a joint
venture. Charged with murdering
young. Died aged 101. Earlier.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Conversation with the living
dead. Artist, celebrity,
victim. Three syllables. A

new patron. Deal to buy bars
from collapsed firms. Clothing
with ethics. Plunging the peace

process into new chaos
by handing in. Developed a
device. Will back down.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Free Big Noise. Best
writing. Life of spy.
Life as fake. Modern

madame. His earliest
work. The end of
innocence. The old

meteors. The six
best. The soul of
England. From his

fresh victory. A
parched field.

Monday, September 08, 2003

The end
for our native
trees? Bread became

hip. Europe scorns
plea. Work
by unknown. Claim

'visible,' says
friend. Police
torture claim. Scarcely

veiled resig-
nation. Runaway friends
found. Vowed he

would not 'change
course' on
the main plank.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Economy surges
after. First footage
of George Orwell.

Scrap service. Aims
to calm unions. Cleric
jailed. Into forest

fires. Focus years
of subversion. Successor
has signaled his


Saturday, September 06, 2003

Forces out
teachers. Bare
skin. Why my friend

resigned. First
defeat. Hundreds of
thousands mourn.

Teaching was too
secure. Reveals lost
jobs. Grief and

anger. Indignant
activists demand

Friday, September 05, 2003

My bitter
wars. The words
used. Let

down. An
man. Denied

an unlikely

reprise. Intends
to sue. Pulls no

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Novelist turned
comedian. Give back
powers. Isolate

sea of grief. Young,
bright, and loaded. Pigs
may pose. Those

with a
prescription. Struggling
after fresh. After

its mauling
in the bear

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Had our fill.
'Ministry of
Truth.' Duped

Allied spies.
Tipped to

of information
machine. Had

to come. Power
behind. Stop
asking. Hasn't

just poisoned
politics. Mothers-
to-be. Food

stocks low.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

All alone at
end of era. Good-
bye to all

that. Curb
culture of
spin. Talked about

novel. Moment of
truth. Night I
killed. Full betrayal


Monday, September 01, 2003

Pitched battle. The
extract. The
interview. Entered

arena. Newer
battles. Round on
critics. Be

dubbed. Consumer
price rise. Rush
hour power cut.