Saturday, September 23, 2017

four tells


* * *

he says the gallery 

was full of women 

talking about soup 


* * *

she tells me 

her piano tuner hopes 

to get a new knee 


* * *

she says the 

last time I drove 

I hit a badger


* * * 


betting slip in hand 

he tells me 

he's started chemo 


*oct '15 

  

Friday, September 22, 2017

window cleaner's


the
window
cleaner's
ladder

leaves
two
small
holes

in
the
planet


*09 01 15 
published in Dwarf Stars 2016 
(revised format) 
 
 

unwrapping


unwraps
a
sherbet
lemon
as
the
hearse
goes
past

 
*26.08.16 

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

a dragonfly


a
dragon
fly !
let's
all
wave
to
the
tiny
pilot

 
*5 09 16 
 
 

small hours


small
hours

the
gardener
awake
and
listening
to
the
rain

squirrel parkour


squirrel
parkour

gnarled
oak
in
the
hospital
grounds
 
 

patches pale


patches
pale
where
the
fairground
rides
had
been

autumn
drizzle

 

scans the sky


scans
the
sky
to
ascertain
which
cloud
is
the
one
with
an
engine

 

Friday, September 08, 2017

plucked straight


plucked straight from the plant

&rathermoreScovillesthanIwasexpecting

 

through the open


through
an
open
window
the
blustery
music
of
the
funfair

Monday, September 04, 2017

weighs down


weighs
down
a
pear
branch
this
side
of
the
wall

gibbous
moon