Thursday, June 28, 2018

heat wave

a blue knothole

in the curve of

the arbour roof


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

a midsummer night 

honeysuckle scent 

from 40 years ago 


a coastal walk

to sort my thoughts out

      longshore drift

from 2011 

“Is that what’s-her-name

doing the voiceover?”



it’s a buzzing fly that breaks the dog’s siesta


lifts the t-shirt, blue, for a breeze to calm the raging scar


the petal, yellow, propelled along the floorboard by a through draught


when did I last see the moon? podded beans


Saturday, June 09, 2018

without work

my arms have gone

old man skinny



slitting pods

the broad beans


kidney shaped


extra shot

an extra shot

& the heat

sparks blue




on the 17th floor

of foxglove towers

a bee enters



from a pontoon

among the reeds

her stage whisper


weather update

we bought

the chili plants

& it's been

cloudy since


Thursday, June 07, 2018

recovery haiku

& the dog runs

rings around my

deliberate steps



from my sick bed the starling jeopardy of my roof gutter sparrows



the train I only hear at night time rushes through