Archive for February, 2016

Monday, February 29th, 2016


My parents, as if part of the newly-dispossessed,
refused to accept my existence and shut up the shop.

Sunday, February 28th, 2016


He was not as old as he felt but in the circumstances he really should have been feeling older.

Saturday, February 27th, 2016


In my head is the next book:
Poems for the Overweight

Friday, February 26th, 2016


So Al, you think you know me?
C’est bon! Through the tunnel
for the umpteenth time and the world
at the other end of it is the same.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016


If you are not the intended recipient of this email it’s alright;
I can still seduce you tomorrow night, or the evening before the Tuesday class.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016


So the girls began to call for men, and the men grew tired of such wanton obesity.
All the time we have been trying to make a difference.
It’s not working properly but you will be OK eventually.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016


Black suits me, leggings you, and navy blue reminds us
of the darkness awaiting all of us at the end of this.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016


The water is sometimes resistant to the boiling
and wading through a sea of empathy
Harriet pointed out how so often I am beside myself

Sunday, February 21st, 2016


Suddenly there appeared a little row of crosses,
then a tick, then some more crosses.
Nobody knew what they meant. Perhaps behaviour
was at last being marked, and a score would be given.

Saturday, February 20th, 2016


Your benign attitude set the scene – almost as if beauty is enough to apologize for anything,
although to be that disconnected is probably some kind of a sin in some people’s books.
But this is not that library, and you escape unmarked.