Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Spell

Sea winds
inside a shell.

Rain sequins leaves
that shake
in the wind.

Your thoughts
as a spell.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

No-One To Tell

Artificial, swimming pool blue.
Algae floats
despite the chemical.

White paint, cinder blocks
a red rail. The paint flakes
the metal turns
crumbles and rusts.

Siesta time. Only
one boy still awake
in the whole world.
The people bake.
Practice for when
they are dead.

A rain coloured lizard
seen with microscopic
clarity spreads like a hand
on the wall.

The most exciting thing in the world
and no-one to tell.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Horses

My Great Great Grandfather
looked over my shoulder.
With unthinking ease
I entered three
sets of digits into the computer.
My sleeves rolled up,
I could hear what he was thinking.
In a way he was right
but he was also very wrong.
He knew this too.
Then he was gone,
the room smelling of horses
these words on the page
following after.

Friday, 10 October 2014

The Witch

She said it was the witch that hurt her eyes.
Despite the gloom, she wears blue glasses.
A far-fetched tale from a mind that fetches far
reaches into the colours between the stars
hears a jackdaw’s claw on the rim of a chimney pot.
Sees the words before they find a mouth.
You know I’ve no reason to doubt her.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


of grapes, hops.

A blaze of berries
on the holly

But let that go now.


That too.

Drink deeply
of this dark draught.

Wake to tomorrow.

Let’s see how
it flowers.

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Wasp Bus

A bus station in southern Spain.
Sitting on my back pack.
The dust and ice bites.

The white concourse,
one brown leaf
gliding on shining stone.

The bus arrives.
Yellow and black
it looks like an insect.

A wasp bus
that will carry us
away from the city,
the marble and mirrors
into the snow,
the black silence.
The white mountains.


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