Morning mourners come to terms with their birth.Toddlers clamber up shoes piled up in the corner of the room;Start school, risk getting into trouble or not, do their homework,and love most things that go crack, bang and boom. Later and well before, flower bulbs are lobbed into the sea.Seeds rain down on seaworthy upside-down roofs.Everyone […]
A pigeon at the foreign languages facultygoes to seagull classes out to sea.As Flamingoes chip away for their exam in ‘Woodpecker up a Tree’An exchange English crow gets French sparrow tutorials on the streets of gay Paris. Greenfinches studying ‘Parrot’ do their bestas kingfishers get hooked on ‘Gold-crest’.As model eagle students soar above the rest.Mallard […]
She met him and he met heron a street called saint lucifer.But what they did wasn’t wicked;just a pot of tea and the odd dunked biscuit. Both would flirt with riskless dangerwith childish dreams away in a manger.She was hitched and so was he.Both would talk of being free. Neither of their partners knewthat every […]
You can’t even see eye to eyeWith yourself in your own mirror.You don’t say goodbyeTill there’s nobody left to hear. Every record you have jumps.Can’t stutter without an impediment.As a child missed out on mumps.Paid a mortgage in rent. Can’t remember names on christenings.Every bill you get is wrong.Can’t concentrate without listening.Can’t sit down to […]
locked padlockedchairs pushed to themcartoon characters nailing them upgot the only key to them u can’t keep them outu can’t keep them inthey’re all laughing at youand u think you’re safe as houses i don’t know about youbut i’m shitting myselfhave you ever really looked closely at doors before?understood them at all?
There used to be balloons.Rotating girls in revolving skirts to spiralling tunes.There were stain glass windows in kaleidoscopes.Climbing acrobats and daisy chain ropes. There used to be rivers of streets running to the city’s gaping mouthand compass boats blown like ticker tape south.There were jugglers and minstrels and jukebox sky-scraping towers.There used to be heart-beds […]
What are they doing?They’re so busyAnd I sleep sleep sleepAnd I dream dream dream. Now they’re doing nothing.They’re so still.And I sleep sleep sleepAnd I dream dream dream. I wag my tail here.I want to stay.And I sleep sleep sleepAnd I dream dream dream.
The days end.The nights sendangels and ghosts.They notch you up on their bedposts.
Struggles off the busWith his pass and a fuss.Fought in France and Italy I’ll have you know! Full of pride and swollen ego,He widowers down the street.Every foot a mile with his feet. Deadly I was, used to knock’em in!Visited of an afternoon by his next of kin.Snapshots of better times on the mantelpiece. Literally […]
Everyone there has a cat.Some are slim and lean, some are big and some are fat.Some are white, some are grey and some are blackbut everyone there has a cat. Everyone there goes about their day daily and their night nightlywhere things fall heavily or float up lightlywhere they let them go or hold on […]