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

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Self-replicating malware least
of our
problems. Giant diamond discovered

in space. 'My
study was not
flawed. I'm not going

to shut up for
anyone.' Pose for
photos. Dismantle

five miles of the
wall. New guidance
for heads. Sweeping

new powers in
war (with each other).

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Fields of light. Exclusive new
friction. 'What life is like
inside.' That inner

weirdness. Lawsuits over
death. New case. 'It was a
great pleasure for them.'

Board defamed me. Smile
then. Now: breaks faulty. Fund-
raising record shows knack kicking


Thursday, February 26, 2004

Towards the end of a
dull Adriatic afternoon there
was nothing. Darkness took

centre stage. Tried to
injure itself. First-
time domestic twice

as likely. Antibiotics
tipped. Ministers to curb. Ex-
posed as a serial


Wednesday, February 25, 2004

All the action living
with disgrace. Is she
a winner? Apologise

for war. Pursuit of a
counter-product. Farmer
honoured. Shocked by

lonely death. Inspect the
supply. Labour must
run. 'Endless TV shots

of senior male cabinet
ministers are a turn-

Monday, February 23, 2004

Ghost plagues Microsoft. Police
prefer phasers. Kerry denies
it. New blow to giant

leaked. Bit-part baddies (as
if!). Shoddy workmanship. Plan
to double global aid hits

bush-shaped wall. 'It actually achieves
what it's supposed to.' Fog and
silence. Barbie and Ken split up.

An obligation. Adds up to a
distinctive character. Or

Sunday, February 22, 2004

'By that juncture, the
burning hope that
order might be

resumed, sense obeyed - that
the world could be looked at
in a dispassionate

envy and knowledge, and
something concrete
said about it - had been

quite abandoned.'

Thursday, February 19, 2004

'People are listening in a
new light.' How it feels to be
a thug. 'Why I had to get

ruthless.' Save landscapes. 'It'll
cost millions. Aim tax
cuts at poor: more chronic

injustice.' Author has lethal
solution. Unique food. Fulfil
his ambition to cast the


Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Iron death mask insufficiently
grim. Supermarket trade alarms
inspector. The most provocative and

notorious claim 'not a significant
issue'. (A lot can happen. It
does.) Report into death riddled

with prejudice. Pictured at
Westminster. People in at least
five countries believed. Local activists

are urged to stand against.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Latest scandal (inevitably?)
breaks. One plus one plus one
plus one. Pulse on. Denied early

reprise. 'Looks, lust or
lucre.' A mathematical
formula for everything. Positive

interaction. Negative
feedback. May help maverick
doctors. Stem divided. Loses

crown. Wins rights. Or not.

Monday, February 16, 2004

The future stands in the way.
Uneasy ceasefire precarious.
Material is removed from the

cell. Reiterates opposition
to. A promised step seeks
suspect. Public remains. Possible

to grow entire. Could be used
to produce. Image of an infection if
material. A big boost to those. A


Sunday, February 15, 2004

What doctors can and cannot
do. Multiplying cells. Explosions
occur. A decade to fix the

basics. Stop Brits being cut
out (or not). Infrastructure in
need. Repair or replace. Twin

movements on the outside. Spying
charges. Changes. 'I've lost my
education and I've lost my

future.' Admit abduction.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

'There was intelligence
we could not
see.' Special testy

relationship. Collision
led to plague. Given a
sanctuary from the

grey invader. To be
blamed. Chills out. Bows
out: wrath of the


Thursday, February 12, 2004

Frantic calls behind decision to stay
put. 'Its leaders gone . . . its staff
up in arms.' 'Victory' may yet

return. Art a joke. A whole new
perspective. East England
will be dry. Intimidation

will turn into a charade. Happened
near. Following a shooting. Art a
joke. Danger from dental

radiation. Handing over the missing

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Inquiry will find
no intelligence. 'We
do not know what

we thought.' 'Carefully
caveated.' Boost while Bush
looks vulnerable. Cheap

tickets and class
acts. 'Might not have
pushed for war

had he known.'

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Commenting in his capacity
as a private individual. Chills
out & bows out. Services

to be blamed. Regaining the
top slot. Peace not given
a chance (again). The

Government put its view
firmly. Fresh onslaught. Broken
down. Or broke. (Cave in to

pressure.) Kept back to p.24.

Monday, February 09, 2004

'You cannot choose your own
referee.' Sexed-up remains
sexed-up. 'What then is a dis-

honourable, underhand or du-
plicitous way?' The BBC
covers. Recognise, as I believe

is the term. Everything you need
to know for a great weekend. A
theatre of the absurd. But not

quietly. Now even Bush admits. Click
now and it is with you.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Media elects
head. White-
wash? Trash? The

central issue
(which he felt he
could not

address). Where,
exactly? Fall
on his sword.

Grows for
inquiry into

Saturday, February 07, 2004

'Get your tanks off
my lawn!' Victory
of sorts. He's

smiling and
he's read. Takes
stop chain. Fantasy

ending back in
dock. Is there a
colour bar? 'Lied

over and
over and....'

Friday, February 06, 2004

He is not alone in his
appreciation. An anonymous
buyer has already approached

the work. Water, river valleys, but
was there life? My life as an
obsessive recluse. Why you

should fear: what to see, what
to do, where to be. Ban bids. There are
now weapons. As a parting


Thursday, February 05, 2004

Insults the dead (who can't
defend themselves). That should
tip you off. Warn of

closures. Big surge for
her. Triggered an
outcry. A ritual practice

common. A possible
outbreak. Secured a
crucial voting share (a


Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Now Mars lander falls
silent. Fails to call
home. Hated cars. Agreed

to reform all seven
corpses. Damning expose fails
to gain ground. Anti-

migrants / magnets. Father of
American environmentalism. Back
in public's eye after years

out of
the spotlight.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Summoned to explain
her comment. 'A terrible
thing to say.' The Euro-

fighter. Three Astute class
attack submarines. Nimord &
Brimstone. Such eloquent

mythic names! 'Black masses and
magical rites put the weapons into
their hands.' 'Strange, dark

drawings, full of suffering.'

Monday, February 02, 2004

Growing menace of the
outside world. 'Why she
would consider becoming a

suicide bomber.' Over a new
drug. There are also anomalies
in force. Not content with

being bigger. Disdainful rather than
needled. Overspend is new
blow. Hole in defence. At


Sunday, February 01, 2004

All-round dysfunctional personality. In a
red shirt. A difficulty in the
operation, an upset. Absurd

reform? The year's most curious 'foolish
joke'. Claws out, locked up. Five hundred pairs
of boots. Subsidies struggle to stay in

business. Days, not minutes (and certainly not
45 minutes). 'Armour for all.' Loses right to
anonymity. Error diverts walkers to go over

a cliff. And so they did. Most notorious face.