To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Rooster,

January 28th, 2017 thru’ February 16th, 2018.


Welcome home Chinese Fire Rooster!

For jaded Earthlings; a libidinous boost.

Feathering nests; ruling the *[hygge/koselig]* roost.


Louder and prouder than Leonine peacocks

Early riser, competes with your alarm clock.


Unruly awakener! Heralding the dawn chorus.

Provoking Chicagoan Bulls’ horns. Awakening languid Taurus.


Electrifies quirky, egg-centric Aquarians

Breathing new life into cynical humanitarians.


’cause Rooster’s worst nightmare? Hemmed in the coop!

Seasoned as a Sunday roast OR soul-less chicken soup.


Oriental protector: geek chicks; organic free-range hens.

Fired-up! Roaming Sagittarian fields, every now and again.


[Breaking news…]

Gonna be a year of w.t.f. What the Dickens?

Queen Bey giving birth to twin chickens!! […ends]


Chinese Fire Rooster:

Cocksure and raucous just like the Rolling Stones

Wants your total mind-body; caramelised love bones.


Wears pinstriped corsets, revealing hipster jeans

Fancies Joan Jett ‘gainst the jukebox, by any means…


Swaggers and struts; Harlem reshuffles.

Pecks and preens; dress-shirt ruffles.


Walks the walk and talks the “squawk”

Cock-a-hoop protester at the #women’s march

From downtown Sydney to upstate New York.


Red Indian headgear amok the Aries warpath

“Doesn’t count chickens” until the aftermath


Of Mercury, Venusian, Jupiter-Libran retrogrades

Severely testing relationships. Neptunian escapades.


For what strangest feet? Clawing Virgoan Earth.

“Rooster Booster” marking territory; marking turf [$]


Don’t leave Rooster headless in the heat of the night

Flapping ruffled feathers. Morning glory not pretty sight!


Hands off rustlers! Curated eggs aflame

Or be shot down just like Jesse James.


(c) Myke Kofi 2017

Inspired by



*[hygge/koselig]* Danish/Swedish for “coziness” featured in the London Times.

Monday 30th November 2015. Times 2 supplement pp.2-3

[$] Rooster Booster was a British thoroughbred racehorse [Apr 1,1994-Dec 20, 2005].





Mercury retrograde Capricorn…

December 19th, 2016 thru’ January 8th, 2017.

This ode is inspired by the astrological phenomenon where the planet Mercury (ruler of communications and travel, tech and gadgets etc) appears to slow down; stop (station) and reverse its usual forward motion in the heavens. This “retrograde” planetary motion occurs approximately three or four times a year.

So from December 19th, 2016 until January 8th, 2017, Mercury retrogrades in the Cardinal, earthy zodiac sign of Capricorn (represented by the mountain-goat or the mythical fish-tailed goat; reliable donkey etc). Hence a lot of “Re” words referenced in the poem, below.

This ode is also inspired by the astrological insights provided by the Astro Twins,  Tali & Ophi Edut. Please check them out at


Mercury retrograde Capricorn:

Another cosmic rewind. Endless, slow motion days.

The real world in flux. Travel status update: “expect delays”.


Reflect and review. A time to reevaluate.

Repeat the mantra #Love Trumps Hate!


Respect dues; reward achievements. Capricorn, no need to boast.

Regulate. Rethink your media. Reschedule your socialite posts.


Reconsider out-of-the-blue offers. A time to rebuild, a time to restructure.

Re-breathe Zen peace before blood veins pump volume; erupt, rupture!


Re-practice the yogic poses: be rooted like tree; soar like eagle.

Re-plant the soil; re-dig with toil. Reawaken Earth; resonate “Spiegel und spiegel”.


Rework the meaning; recheck the context.

Reallocate resources. Re-prioritise tasks to be done. Next!


Relish, revel in some happier memories; retrospective reprise, melodic Bowie tunes.

Review the scoop-y scopes. Recast the Tarot. Re-alphabetize the whispering runes.


[Refrain] Oh Mercury! Cosmic master; heavenly mistress of duality.

Re-blurring lines. Breaking bad boundaries; satyr-izing virtual reality.


Alas, Shakespeare-like, the simplest messages/emoticons; so easily misconstrued.

Resist re-tweeting those (ugh) graphic, lurid texts. Reclassify them ASAP into “category lewd”.


Mercury retrograde Capricorn:

Reuniting intergalactic rogue one renegades.

Re-honouring (s)heroes, overdue victory parades.


Review the Akhasic records; hypnotic, past life regressions

Mysterious Mercury meetup with plutocratic Capricorn.

We don’t need another global recession!


Reunions of snakes! Families and bands. Reformation of future election rolls?

Misinformation at election booths? Shame on you, mercurial trickster polls!


Recondition the air-con; retrofit the in-car audio.

Renovate the retro; reupholster the analog(ue) radio.


Re-invest in renewables. Return on investments; timely deliverables.

Re-vitalize gig economies. Readjust household budgets, post-Brexit inflation.

Recount revenue receipts. Pay dues for sustainable landfill reclamation.

Reverse engineer Reaganomics; re-engineer Mother Earth’s regeneration.


Rescind injustices! Restore equitable, fair justice!!

#Reform. Gun.Law. Review knife. crime. Stat!


Rehabilitate repeat offenders; reject costly recidivism.

Revoke the death penalty. Release all falsely imprisoned.


Reassemble recluses; recalcitrant refuseniks.

Reiterate. Repeat. Refine, sweet reet petite.


Mercury retrograde Capricorn:

Steadfast, sure-footed; heavenly-laden, Bethlehem donkey.

Reliable, dependable; unlike a bunch of capricious monkeys!


Go slow and steady like the Kashmir mountain-goat.

Rewrite your bucket list; redraft on whatever medium floats your boat.


Forget your brand of retribution; serving icy-cold revenge.

Reflect on compassion; resurrect forgiveness; make relationship amends.


Relinquish control. Surrender for post-Truth era


Resubmit your movie short. Reenter the Sundance dalliance.


Alas, constant daily horrors; senseless global terrors

could render humanity to feel forlorn.


“Review your personal cyber-security!”

Re-instructs “El Capitain” as Mercury retrogrades Capricorn.


(c) Myke Kofi 2016




Hello readers, it’s been far too long since I posted a new piece. Alas, my landlord passed away from cancer recently in September. I was kindly invited by Carol, Mark’s widow to say a f…

Source: RIP Mark, a 2nd father to me…

Hello readers, it’s been far too long since I posted a new piece.

Alas, my landlord passed away from cancer recently in September.

I was kindly invited by Carol, Mark’s widow to say a few words at his funeral.

The October sun shone brightly on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. Fittingly for Mark, the chapel was packed-out, so it was standing room only.


Mark: a second father to me.

Welcomed me to the extended family   [September 2010]

I arrived there from London. Floating like butterfly; stinging like bee!

But Mark being Mark, looked me up and down. Mark, a second father to me.


“If you wanna full breakfast, sir – just be here by nine”

The next morning, I showed-up half-past nine!

“Work hard! Be a good lad”, Mark had said

Alas! Today, we have many, many  tears to shed.


Mark: a man of few words. But I know he smiled.

Especially when I paid the rent – sometimes, just on time!

“Lovely, jubbly” Mark said – rubbing his massive chef’s together with glee!!

“But you’re too late for breakfast, mate – now that it’s half-past three!!!”


Free from pain. Mark is free to float like butterfly; sting like bee!

Rest in peace Mark; you’ll always be a second father to me.


(c) Myke Kofi 2016.

Retrograde Mercury Taurus

(read slowly; slower still)


Oh Mercurial jester!

Renegade master: back once again?


Rebrand, seize the day! Cherish the good when negatives hold sway.

Recalibrate the unbalanced equilibrium;

Re-embrace boredom, Taurean tedium. [Keep it simple, sugarplum!]


Re-prioritise relationships, re-evaluate frenemies, reallocate tasks!

Redeemable renewables; kickback rebates –  just in case the Revenue asks?


Reduce, reuse and recycle. Stop mercurial waste poisoning ammonia-cle.

Reflect and reform. Gently let down obsolete dreams outworn.

Reflex the Duran tunes; relieve muscle tension by mooning at the moon!

Reflux acidic indigestion. To be or not be? Hamlet’s retrospective life question.


Remember Grandma’s soul food recipes?

Rescue the remedy; a smile served with hot tea.


Rehash the deets of sacred contracts; signed with undue haste matter-of-fact!

Reinstate order in your disharmony.

Repeat. Reiterate. “Reet petite”

Re-jig your juggle; relent from the struggle.

Reshuffle your Tarot cards – resourcefully.


Release, relinquish. Alkalinise juices; eat greener dishes.

Reacquaint and relate with your mate. Regulate illusions that’s there plenty of fishes [remnants in our polluted oceans and fragile coral reefs].

Reassess the situation; don’t remonstrate, forget about retaliation!


Remove bullish obstacles blocking your progress;

Repair the hemline of that (ahem) f*** me wedding dress.

Revel in your big reveal on Bondi beach;

Redeem voucher codes for items priced outta reach!

Revisit vintage treasure troves; bargain-huntin’ luxe detective;

Ready-to-wear emerald green eco-chic woven by Earth’s collective.

Re-platform outworn platform shoes; “Carwash” the ‘fro

Reprise Manhattan Transfer tunes; dance real slow – slower still.


Resume DIY projects stalled since the Fall;

Renovate the bathroom, kitchen and the hall.

Reframe the Andy Warhol’s holding up the wall.

Reconvene at Rembrandt’s retrospective – Dutch master of them all.


Really beware waving red flag to a bull. For example:

Beware Sansa Stark scripted for revenge;

Reconsider her coded offer staking-out Stonehenge.


Restructure stinkin’ thinking; rethink your media

rewrite and delete expletives in your Wikipedia.


Alas, an unexpected Requiem for the Prince, eternally purpled Reign;

Rejoice in your heavenly legacy; down-to-Earth psychedelic refrains…

Recharge low battery devices, overstimulated by Aries

Replay the power ballads like, uh, Mariah Carey’s

Reclaim your vocal power; reclaim serenity.

Rebirth a deep belly breath, step back from life’s frenzy!


Refill your body, dessert (ahem) horn of plenty.

Rekorderling (r) cider in Reykjavik anyone?


Hello! Adele*/Lionel Ritchie* remix [ *delete one as required]

Hello! Blind-folded hot toddy

Replenish cocoa butter on our weary body. Slowly, slower still!

Revere the god/goddess in you. Taurean magic number is two.



Re-purpose your vision; thank you cancer cells for

remission. Because we all need a Love




Revlon (r) anyone “Choose Love”

Revamp, revalidate, revitalize

’cause when Mercury retro’s finally done



Copyright (c) 2016 Myke Kofi @MykoYeboh Facebook: Mk Ya

for @astrotwins










The Valentine, Aquarian…


“To know you is to love you”

Electrifying the animal within.


Carefully curated as bespoke

Quirky and off-beat like the hand-crafted journals in a

Vintage print-magazine store



As rare as the metals

(gallium, indium, niobium,

rhenium, tantalum and titanium)*

As precious as unscratched vinyl where “groove is in the heart”

Electrifying the animal within.


The Valentine, Aquarian: Moon-faced,

asymmetric bob of copper-red hair-dye;

highlighting the windows of your soul.


Alert as two heart-warming beacons

checking out the psychedelic patterns

hand-stitched and agasht at the feint lipstick collared

on my carefully ironed doubled-cuff’d shirt.


The potential foretaste  of your mouth deliciously edible

like welcoming piping-hot veg soup on a stone-cold February Sunday.


Your fake-fur lined wintry coat, at sixes and sevens,

yet beguilingly unbuttoned,

momentarily revealing flashes of flesh amidst peek-a-boo knitwear

provoking multiple second glances – when you’re not looking

[it’d be rude not to stare].


So huggable and goddam f***able

if only you’d grant

equal aliquots (portions) of pleasure and vulnerability

to ooze right through your deeep inner sanctum

Electrifying the your animal within.


Fiercely individual and loyal,

an untamed artisan of undiscovered woman-ity

perhaps like a long-forgotten Pre-Raphaelite’s

exquisite attention to detail; bursting at the seams with

breadth and depth, height and length,

solely intent on the pursuit of the Truth and authenticity; brutal honesty and integrity

because  “a spade is a spade”.


Like the reverberation electrifying the animal within us

as profound as Einstein’s “gravitational waves”

The Valentine, Aquarian.


(c) Myke kofi 2016 for Valentine’s day 2016.

Reference source:*rare metals quoted from “The Power of the Elements” by David Abraham. Reviewed by Rupert Edis in The Times, Saturday Review, February 6, 2016.






The world needs Love, sweet Love…

[as Venus-Jupiter meetup in Virgo, 10/25/15]

Your Love, my Love. One Love, endless Love.

Love is in the A.I.R….on the wings of a dove.

Love lift us up where we belong – on the wings of Love.

Too much phishing, too much shove?

What the world needs is Love, sweet Love.

For everybody in the [zodiac] House of Love…

Aries: I drove all night to get to you; but she drives me crazy!

Crazy little thing called Love. But where ya from? You sexy thing!

Taurus: Love me tender [Swipe left if you Love me Tinder].

Gemini: Got everything but the girl? I don’t wanna talk about it! Billy Joel: Tell her about it!

Cancer: Love shack or Caravan of Love?

Just a vacancy; Love don’t live here any more!

Leo: Your Love is King/the Lion sleeps tonight. Happy Birthday Katy Perry; hear me Rawr [10/25/15].

Virgo: Sowing the seeds of Love. But it’s gotta be perfect! [ Venus-Jupiter-Virgo]

I’ll do anything for Love BUT I won’t do THAT [!!]

Libra: Justify your Love [Mdna’s no-cape-fear remix feat.Kravitz on geetar]

Scorpio: InSPECTRE James Bond, view to a kill? Beware double agents, licensed to thrill!

Too much phishing, too much shove! Drop-dead gorgeous; how DEEP is your Love?

Sage: C’mon light my fi-re ablaze, Eternal flame.

Bon Jovi, You give Love a bad name!  [Courtney or Darlene anyone?]

Capricorn: It’s been a hard days’ night! So smile like you mean it!

Aquarius: The look of Love. A real dead-ringer for Love [thanks Meatloaf]!

Pisces: We all need a Love resurrection, divine intervention.

Compassion and forgiveness, live and let die with intention.

Too much phishing, too much shove;

Because the world needs Love, sweet Love.

PLANETARY aspects of Love:

Walking on sunshine; voodoo sunshine; Waterloo sunset.

Walking on the moon; river and safari. Moon medlies? You bet!

Earth: Love is a wonderful colour; Love is all around.

We’re addicted to Love; Love is the drug for we!

Alas, When Love breaks down…Love comes tumbling down again!

Wind: I can feel it in the air tonight. Can you feel the Love tonight?

Fire: Marvin Gaye, Let’s get it on! Sex on fi-re! All ye drag-queens from Lyons.

Mercury: Love comes quickly; but you can’t hurry Love!

Too much phishing, too much shove!

Venus in a Black box? You’re such a hot temptation! [Heaven 17’s fab Temptation]!

Mars: Speed your Love to me! Colour me bad: I wanna sex you UP!

From Russia, with Love? Shaken and stirred, drinking your Love cup.

Jupiter: Big, big Love. Awe, the Fairytale of NY [Happy anniversary Ophi & Jeffrey]

Saturn: Lessons in Love? Time after Time…too much phishing, too much shove!

What the world needs is Love, sweet Love!

Neptune: It’s Friday, I’m in Love with you!

Uranus: Blue Monday? Love’ll tear us apart again!

But we’ll always be together in electric dreams [#backtothefutureday October 21, 2015; 1985; 1955]

Pluto: Satellite of Love [Charon remix anyone?]

Chiron: Love can build a bridge/Bridge over troubled water

too much phishing, too much shove;

Love changes everything… in the Sea of Love.

(c) Myke Kofi 2015 & co-created with Melissa; Ophi & Tali Edut aka the Astro Twins


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