Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Another Page Turner

Tonight, the house is a series of tricks made from a ticking of dashes and dots. To pass the time, you listen to the rain, try and make some sense of its code.

It is night – you already know that, but that patch of wall burns like the sun.

Now the smoking heads of birds in grey arabesques.

Fingerprints on the mirror, whorls that on a closer look create eclipses on world shaped shadows.

The birds burn in the sun.

The soundtrack = glass that smashes,
vapour from a gun...

A white mug filled with silver shreds of photos
of the moon, its craters.

Someone in the
next room tearing
a strip of paper.

That sharp intake of breath:

metallic scream
that stops
the page turning.


  1. I like this a lot. It is like the negative of a photograph.

    1. I hadn't thought of it, but yes, I see what you mean.

      Thanks Susan.



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