FB and the Lighthouse

Shuffling through the warm surf towards the lighthouse thinking of Kenya and the giggling boys jumping into the sandy brown estuary to cover their innocence from the sudden white man. Trying not to remember the look on your face as I slipped that day smacking my head on the wet boulder hearing you shouting at […]


He lays in the empty French bath with his torn suit and dirty boots on a rolled up cigarette hanging from his cut lip making him wince when he tries that endearing smile of his in the cracked shaving mirror. Paul Kelly on vinyl hisses and jumps the aroma from the lavender field outside the […]

Lost in Translation

I’m sitting in this installation by a Japanese woman well I think that’s the idea anyway and if looks could kill I’d stare at something, anything as I’ve now got an hour to waste with no pen although I do have a spare hand to write on I have an internal moment about being an […]

Rear View

They wait patiently at the lights red like their tired skin blue from the odd troublesome vein Hunched over he has a concentrated stare far into the distance occasionally at her with a slight curl of the lip She grips her bag resting on her new hip like the rest of her life depends on […]

Depth Perception

She said he was shallowand that their love was as thin as the nonsense about supermodels and footballers that he obsessed about in the daily tabloidsThat he had failed to seethe possibilitiesof last chanceshe had not yet takenHe said that he once felt loveas deep as idle thoughtsat the bottom of the oceanand a lack […]


Hypnotised  by the teasing flames  dancing  their own little opera Staring at the heat enveloping all that we are as stars above sparkle in the clear black night The odd one falls to earth satellite pollution maybe thanks man Delightful place to be alive defying gravity from twelve thousand miles away from where it all […]

Your Shout

I once wrote a poem that I’m fairly sure nobody read Someone will, I’m sure after I’m dead and gone to a place where no one knows about anything at all regarding the need, the desire to share our thoughts with that one of a kind hearted soul I could of course, instead have shouted […]