Archive for January, 2020

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020


One is tempted to write about the rarity of certain species
But temptation exists to be resisted
Oh, and thanks — more coffee from the pod, please!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020


And here we go, picking parsnips and turnips and other fruit.
The calendar means nothing to us. Each day is like every other.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020


And so we’re going to pick peaches and plums and pears.
Yes, it’s January, but we can’t wait until November.

Monday, January 20th, 2020


The bus, if that’s what it truly is,
seems determined to wear
the apparel of a carriage and pair.

Sunday, January 19th, 2020


Paradise is not on the schedule or the route map. And so
we’re going to pick apples. Yes, it’s January, but what the hell.

Saturday, January 18th, 2020


A poem about a knapsack or a rucksack or some kind of sack –
anyway, it was a poem about a sack. On the face of it.

Friday, January 17th, 2020


Night is when the world comes alive.
And we miss it all.

(for M.T.)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020


Is that lipstick he’s wearing? Surely not.
It must be a trick of the light, or sleight of hand,
seeing something that is or is not there.
They teach you about things of that sort at metaphysical workshop.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020


The music is fading as Hortense throws the letter on to the bonfire in the corner of the room.
If only she had not had that extra helping of nothing she would not feel so dizzy and giddy now.
It’s only her astronaut training that’s keeping her upright.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020


Mallory was perhaps rather boring, but he was very well-qualified and stored lots of useless and useful information. He knew that bays form when weak (less resistant) rocks (such as sands and clays) are eroded, leaving bands of stronger (more resistant) rocks (such as chalk, limestone, granite) forming a headland, or peninsula, and that through the deposition of sediment within the bay and the erosion of the headlands, coastlines eventually straighten out then start the same process all over again, and he would tell people about all of that knowledge and data while recommending what kind of hat to wear when heading out.