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oh build your ship of death

Half Cocks: He Is Not Appreciated

DREAM A LITTLE; dream of me

in guise of padre, age unguessable,

untimely in dress and manner. I raise

my hand in absolution, but cannot

complete the gesture; or keep getting

it somehow wrong, like cutting

away to kung-fu chops, disco

manipulations which portend

mild consternation, lifting towards noon.

Today’s Grauniad has on one page an image of the front cover of a biography of Momma Cass. The title, “Dream a little dream of me” is split by a photograph of the book’s subject, so that it appears to read “Dream a little / dream of me”. The real-time subtitles for the last England game of this World Cup at one point rendered “Hargreaves” as “High Priest”. I don’t believe I’ve ever dreamed about myself as a priest, but it might be fun to appear in other people’s dreams as one - especially a half-cocked one, as above.