Monday, 19 June 2017

Day-trip to England

Awake so early
I could have caught the 'milk-train'...
clank of ghostly churns

Saturday, 17 June 2017

For Ben

Every time she goes away
with the unicorns
in the silent morning woods
It seems to me
the longest
5 -10 - 15
minutes of my life

But

to be true
the two minutes
you were 'hiding'
in 1991
were longer...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Hxungry

X    b my day was foundxz Z
in xbthe dusty bookshop shelves
  . of friends

Friday, 12 May 2017

The road is long...

Visiting the last of the Aged Ps in a care home today. M in L is looking very frail; she will be 100 in a month.
The radio is on in in the background  as I hold her hand, antagonisms long gone.
'What a Wonderful World' plays and then, a few minutes later,  'He ain't Heavy...' For a moment I am, as they say, 'unmanned'.
Later after 'lunch' and 'a walk in the garden' we are in the side lounge again and someone is entertainibg the inmates with singing. She offers 'I Dreamed a Dream...' She slaughters it, probably fortunately...

Friday, 5 May 2017

Ruin

In the wood
derelict

Roof...gone
windows...blind
door...empty

Hearthstone
hearth
stone
cold
stone

World ruined
my world ruined?
I view in horror
the dereliction...

Will there be
another generation
to populate the land?
Will there be
(for me?)

Trees rooted,
reaching for the light,

Wait...
listen...
birdsong...

Maybe.
listen...

Sweet valley sounds

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Inaugaration Day

Marching in my heart,
standing with the unimpressed,
dancing with the wolves

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Shapeshifting

Eyes in the darkness...
do you not see them glowing
beyond your camp-fire?