Medieval manuscripts

I saw the little figures looking cute and medieval elaborate costumes, so delightful an ancient ritual marginalia in excelsis hello summer! I wasn’t too sure about today’s GloPoWriMo prompt: “to write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of art. But I’d also like to challenge you to base your poem […]

Home again

  Steam In shower Mixes with tears Wash them all away Goodbye London Once again Messed my mind It’s always a bittersweet Encounter You can never go home again yet I am here   Today’s GloPoWriMo prompt was to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with […]

The Cynical Supermarket of Ethical Superbrands

Welcome to Ethical SuperMegamart buy a jar of organic Conscience-Ease bring your own cotton bag much easier for dump pickers to use request a knobbly carrot love its ugly but purchase some eco-friendly skin care so you yourself don’t get craggy at the counter offset your food miles with money! today there’s a special offer […]

Game. Bus. Match

The rules of the game don’t engage when everyone’s insane or all too sane and out for what they can get innit every journey takes an hour no standing in the upper deck (gosh I feel tall up there tho) the things you learn like never get off transport that’s still moving towards home no matter […]


It’s urgent for me Is it urgent for you? Yes, good Let’s go Hold my hand I won’t let you fall step lightly on gossamer threads of dreams / our heaviness bags down the quicksilver / distractions greying out clarity / into fat bottoms of despair and swooping rebounds / hope, brilliance, the creative urge […]


coffee converging in conversation pulls page-long pathways across procrastination files of fiery photons like flying foxes inklings, darlings! ideas, sparking alighting at an allied assignation thinking, darling, of a car ride with cousins cocooned in comfort very like visions, varied yet uniform of factory windows fitted with fliers from inside, darling… oh, how my heart […]

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Skirt

1. The only decent thing you own. Can be appropriate for almost any occasion 2. A uniform. A way to disappear 3. Coveted. Searched for high and low. Discovered. Too expensive. Maybe next month 4. Too short. She was asking for it 5. Jean Paul Gaultier – skirts for men – catwalk excitement 6. Heat. A […]