nature

Horses

The leather brands the hands when you’re pleading with the reins atop a rush of boiling black your years thunder …

Windows/Rain

When I was a nipper I used to love to watch the rain rip across, along the car window as …

Another self-centred poem

I tried being a deadbeat alcoholic junkie, the nights got longer and the world darker and much smaller. After I …

Heron

I didn’t realise how much I needed the rain until it came, and kept coming heavy and hard, reassuring as …

Robin Redbreast

It may not be fashionable, but it certainly is nice to go to bed at 11pm on a Saturday. The …

Fish & Chips

Rambling mad under the threat of spring rain Dirty old field, ploughed, pulling up last year’s dirty jobs City slush …

Severe Weather Warning

Our burdens crackle off our backs like claps of thunder over wheat silver to the moon, patterns of stem floundering …

Ritual Washing

What started as a western squat strains gently into an eastern squat, the gum soles of your shoes pressing into …

Desert Storm

Trouble followed me effortlessly across the desert three thousand miles, a dirt shag rug lives at my feet, black armies scurry in …

SHOWBOATING

The procession started, they carved downstream all guts, glory and flags. Ribbons sliced the stillness, an inflatable duck smacked about …

Picking up trash

I watched a documentary on my phone about Chernobyl. Wow- I thought to myself- Europe a waste and I wasn’t …

Roadtrain

I feel him coming through the base of my seat, under my thighs the vibrations spread like disease as darkness holds its …

LOVERS’ DEAFNESS

He’s close enough to sink into the swirling galaxies and worlds of her pores, close enough to struggle in the whirlpool and …

SCHOOL MASSACRE

Something grey something fast crashes shivering past my eye A seagull, babe young fusses about the bins like grandmothers fuss …

Old Fields

A mess of moss and broken dead wood underneath my boots my jacket, military handmedown had wire in the hood …