Days Work Done


Resting in the evening sun
reflecting on another
Days work done

Recalling glory days when
we ran before the pack
to get our work done

Resting in the cool night
knowing tomorrow was another day
to get work done

Running hot in desert sun
miles to go before a cool beer
to celebrate work done

Humming songs accompanying
humming wheels
getting the work done

So I’m wonderin’ now
how many more days
before work is finally done

And I can rest
just rest and drink
the fuel of memories

Then I’ll know the Days Work is Truly Done!

Martin Addison: 16/04/2019 – Image from American Truck Simulator.

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Ode to a Fallen Enemy

I gaze upon the moon
Try to count the myriad of stars
And wonder…

Do clones share their thoughts?
Were you individual
Once separated post-vitro

Did you fight loyally
With no thought of death
Serving those who grew you

How many battles, how many foes
Lay shredded by your heavy gun
Before fate drew us together

Our battle – A sealed test-tube moment
Highlighted instants of life
In the midst of death

Now you lie broken before me
A rag doll, soon to decay
And be forgotten

Poem – Martin Addison; images from Warframe by Digital Extremes.

Vidal Junction


The middle of nowhere

Ninety-Five and Sixty-Two

Cross at Vidal Junction

Trucks pass beneath big skies

A gas station where no one stops

In a feeling of deserted emptiness