Archive for January, 2016

Thursday, January 21st, 2016


as machines, since the dawn of time, have been wont to break
and so, from this point on, all the novel is only in my head
and, to quote George Eliot, “where were we?”
(Middlemarch, near the middle)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016


and so I said to Limishka, who had been adjusting her eyebrows,
that the best way to appreciate art is to – at which point
the toilet roll holder fell off the bathroom wall ….

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


Shall we sign a truce then tear it up?
Oh, my shambolic knee! My unfortunate calf –

which is why I’ve refused to eat veal since
it became impossible to buy it at the butcher’s

Monday, January 18th, 2016


Shall we sign a truce?
The world and I, we have been at odds – my lunch
was scrumptious then I threw up –

Sunday, January 17th, 2016


Dear Zeus,

Thank you for the sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order, and justice.
Of course, I’m joshing you, by Jove!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016


Dear Poseidon,

Thank you for flood of tears.
In this poetic world one can never have enough.

Friday, January 15th, 2016


Dear Ares,

Thank you for the leaflet on Self-Defence.
But I am something of a wimp, if truth be told, and not like you at all.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016


Oh! my angry toenails
My grumbling footnotes

Fingers with no point
Legs completely gone

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016


The potatoes are almost done
Salad days are here again
Did you remember to manufacture the vinegar?
Let’s hope the neighbours can’t hear us in our enjoyments

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016



Look at you, you’re in Heaven. Free as that bluebird.
Thank you, David. Rest now.