Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Only Thing For Certain



A corner of the curtain peeled back
to reveal a triangle of light. Night
is still mixed in with the angles
and will be for a while yet.

The light, falling on the table
and birds singing an autumn song.
Less frenetic than the full pell-mell
of spring and summer.

But despite everything,
whatever this day might bring
the only thing for certain
is that this light will keep growing.

Friday, 26 September 2014

A Morning Song



A low voice made of white stone
sends draughty words
through a corridor with a high ceiling.

A song of dust, granite and mice –
the first frosts of winter.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Hat Problems

Photo: Su Joy   


With this kind of thing going on, is it any wonder I’m confused?

But never mind, these things can happen to even the most sensible and organised of people…




Monday, 22 September 2014

Into Tomorrow



erase the smudge behind your eyes
look every one of them, in the eye

go back there
leave here
stay here
shift things, slightly

find a place
settle everything
drift

go back on the road
just drive
distract yourself
smoke

see your way clear into tomorrow

spin the words
go on a journey
you have enough money
stop being so jumpy

see the stained glass window
see the freshly dug, soon to be filled grave
see the house with the yellow VW camper
see the house with steam leaking through its walls
see the street where the red-overall mechanic has his shop
see the shop with the tandem in the window
see the antiquarian chain-smoking book seller
see the aquarium in the Chinese restaurant window

see your way clear into tomorrow



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