Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hot and steamy

last night muddled dreams
Tossing and turning
Seeking pockets
Fresh sheets
Tonight a little less balmy
A little less humidity
A little more calm
A little more cool
A few more kittens

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


By degrees we are all
Just a little
Around the edges
Near the borders and the tactile
We nod a bit more slowly
And shuffle along
From shade to shade
Bees buzzing on the sea holly
As they prepare to ship out
Come fly away
Hovering hearts
And a brave new world

Monday, 28 July 2014


Not quite the dog days
But lounging all the same
In the tall grasses
The bishop's weed
In lazy late afternoon dreams
A black cat comes to visit
And piss a little patch
A soggy calling card to be collected
Redeemed another day
By degrees warmer
Whatever you're carrying
Lay it down
Let it rest
Empty palms hand in hand
Take up visions
New tomorrows

Monday, 21 July 2014

and there are days

there are days on the big blue ball
when things feel too heavy
the weight of a heart is a lumbering thing
too much to drag around
under overcast skies and news
of the world
time to breathe
to step back and recalibrate
carve out pathways
means of measuring
what it is to be
with each other
how to be at peace
in solidarity
on the big blue ball

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

where there's smoke...

ochre glow
haze and ash
is this the new normal?
i don't think i can dance
to this tune

Thursday, 10 July 2014


the wash is sloshing
over cups saucers
bowls of all sizes
the tummy is sloshing
green curry
white grapes
coconut rice
tied in thai
an 'aloha lily' awaiting delivery
a gift of green
(this is what miniature purple pineapples look like)
a world away anxiety
soon to sleep
to dream of peace
and wash the divisions

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tourmalet...Electricity for Everybody!

'bruised and bleeding
stunned to be alive'

Sunny Saturday

Waking up to rain water on dried roses
Cork floor
Shelves, hutches
Towels and swabbing
Laddering rooftop
Mugo pine needles mucked out
From under
Detours and plush owl enroute
The birthday baby nestled in cake
Cake!  Bathed in cake
The dog who snagged a wiener
A lone wisher escorting us back
The spine of 16
One day we will tell you how it was
To come and celebrate with you
The joy of being