Archive for July, 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Months followed months
as moths follow moths and eventually we arrived
at the autumn of life.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014


The orphans were standing around kicking their heels waiting for the bus to take them to the seaside. It was the day of the outing.

I thought it was too cold to go to the seaside but one look at those awful children and I knew I was probably wrong.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014


Well, first we had some splosh then we had some more. Before long the stars in the heavens were on fire.

Friday, July 18th, 2014


What does it add up to? You
look in the box and it’s just
unfinished tales. Don’t ask.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014


Honeydew! Thank you for the greens
and the bouquet of grasses. Shellfish
have been falling from the sky of late
but it’s of no account. In the wake
of your generosity I shall fade away
contentedly until non-being takes over.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


I gave my love a diamond
and in return she gave me

I gave my love an emerald
and in return she gave me

I gave my love a ruby
and in return she gave me

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


Listening to Charlie Spoons & The Dish Lickers
I remember how they filled my teenage years with their songs
and how they overflowed with sex and death and washing up.

Monday, July 14th, 2014


Oh — the Dream Life.
When you wake up
what’s left? Well, I guess the next line depends on a lot of things
none of which I have.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014


If to cook supper
for her is to be
romantic then I’m
romantic but I think
it’s only cooking.
I like to eat too.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014


I have no idea where you are.
Perhaps you are on The Distant Island,
or on top of Cloud-Hidden Mountain.
I hope you are not down Darkest Hole.
It’s not nice down there.