Skin Thing.

(Rinse) Selfless, gracious living organ My skin That I have scoured, rinsed and dried to within an inch of its life. This is not only a past reminiscence But a present admission, A recitation of mental condition. The skin I wear Demonstrative of turmoil I bear My injurious emotions scraped in like cavern carvings. Shards… Continue reading Skin Thing.

Spring, Ruminating.

There isn't anything, sonically, that connects me more to the outside world than birdsong. Winter can be desolate and deafening in its comparative silence: it is definitely not barren. Among the stillness, if you attune your ear, you can remark the life still abound in the season- and, some, that thrives only here- beyond the… Continue reading Spring, Ruminating.

The Prize of Paying Attention

An extract from an unfinished piece, written January 2018. The darkness doesn't linger too long. The birds see it- At four-thirty, they swoon melodies of rising, At half seven, Sun begins to break through the sleep-veil; It is still light at a quarter to five. The divine gradients of chalk blue, blackcurrant and peach return,… Continue reading The Prize of Paying Attention

Wednesday, the 14th of February, 2018. 22:05

The light is strange tonight The sky has a ruddy tinge, tonight- Bizarre how something so muddy and unbright Can make all seem so Loud and Upright. Linear prominence Everything agleam Nary a figure fighting to be seen. The house across the road, number 66, Glass eyes aglow in amber like Hallowe'en. Dark contrast 'Twixt… Continue reading Wednesday, the 14th of February, 2018. 22:05

Tuesday, the 6th of February, 2018, ‘Twixt afternoon and evening time. Saffron.

I have never liked the taste of saffron, It sits acrid on my palette; Chemical collusion swilled round my tongue, my mouth awash with atomic ink. But the scent In a candle A tropic dream. Heady-sweet, as in natural spice The warm bite and licorice swell of cinnamon, Like a bath in opulent oils, Damask… Continue reading Tuesday, the 6th of February, 2018, ‘Twixt afternoon and evening time. Saffron.