Clasping the days around the ease on her mind

The body is resurrected (upon the ill weary and lawful faults of my iron clad wandering fingers) by a little unconfided literary verse, awaiting corruption. But waiting to make occasions over the noisy keys as the sea died made looking for her ways akin to the links of chains that we commit to the deep […]

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Early Evening

The oddness of the autumn afternoon, Suburbs in Bristol, Reading, Birmingham, Leeds. Local train travel home over Victorian infrastructure, To Edwardian and 30s semis. In the vegetarian kitchen of the unintentional batchelor, The sun will not go down for a while, And whilst families nearby eat Iceland teas, The news and then the local news […]

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Liebesaffäre

Hinreißen, berauschen Mitreißen, wegreißen Wegfegen, wegschwemmen Entzücken, verzücken Verzaubern, verfluchen Verwünschen, berücken Umgaukeln betören Verhexen, behexen

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New York Pavements

There is a photograph of me taken in 1995 on East 75th Street in New York City. It was the first time I’d been to the USA, and I was on a university field trip. Since I was studying Fine Art, our field trip had no agenda other than to soak up the culture of […]

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A house where you lived once.

A house where you lived once. Somewhere, despite everyone else who lived in it before or after you, inside it and outside it are fragments of your existence there. A handprint on a wall, buried beneath paint and wallpaper. A dent in the woodwork from crashing a toy car. Atoms of carbon dioxide exhaled from […]

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Imagining I’m Your Friend

I always think I’d avoid these things But time and again you know you’ve lost again Here I am alone Imagining I’m your friend Walking by the abyss Looking for answers I think about talking to you Even dream about talking to you And you talk back But never like when I meet you Am […]

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Sheffield

Clubs, so unexciting from the outside I feel I cut your hair in the sad bedroom And the next day we tried to buy a wig In the windy afternoon sun Noise all over the place Leaves mushy round our feet When we walk from street to street Happy to be free of sloanes Between […]

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