writing

DO YOU REMEMBER

Do you remember the soles of my feet saluting the sky? Do you remember when I kicked the moon with everything …

MISSING

She had come this far, against the odds, tottered down the long, wide road where she walked alone amongst the …

LIMITLESS

The fine hairs that trace her temple have snatched the weak radiance from up above, like a school of shattered pearls in tune …

EVERY MOMENT

I spied it in your eyes, caught grey and wistful and dangerous spluttering I pulled, pulled as if trying to …

CONFETTI

One less face at a leaving do, two fewer eyes to blithely scan the epigram ‘you’ll be missed’ later, the …

TEEPEE

This teepee could be a circus tent home to paint lacquered clowns, off-duty, brutishly short, with square jaws and raw …

LIBRARY IN A STORM

Go gently forward, these doors move for you; don’t rush. Your presence in that air-lock; that two-and-a-half feet of empty …

CAMPFIRE

We were sat ’round what seemed to me a pirate’s skirmish, the booming cannon balls of hot ash popped in …

Cowboy

He stood in the middle of the street. The street was wide enough for five or six horses, the dirt …

Day Off

-Did you get up to anything on your day off? My boss asks, eyebrows slightly raised eyes slightly glazed, not …

Bystander

He walked past a lot of windows. This one made him stop, for a moment, and stare thoughtfully at his …

Cosmopolitan Woman

She read in cosmo that a pill will shed her unwanted fat like a snake skin, or a cocoon, and she …

Old Fields

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

Regular John

Known not to rhyme every line but when handling mandarins he damages egos of show-boating masters toting silk-cut toking cloaked …

An Old Dance

Lucidly, he whispers nothings as sweet as the coke you mix with rum Glancing at her lips, chapped, his thoughts …

Ode to Kitchen Porters

Skidding slightly slop on the floor! HOT PAN FIRE IN THE ALLY Put um out put um out fireman Cutlery …

Consider

I sit in the same room with rabbit hay strewn round – ale in hand. Shit – many years, n …

1000 views

Yesterday I reached one thousand views on my blog, and the fame really went to my head. I rushed out …

Valley of the Kings

“I am not mad. I am eccentric perhaps–at least certain people say so…” Hercule Poirot Madness…lunacy…and the hot Egyptian sun… …

Duw genes

Nothing but a place really So why do I feel Weak arms leaden and lids dreary Pull pull pull back …