Take Cover

Give it your best shot go on do it you know you want to Just hold it steady go on no shaking now I know you’re nervous of course you are but what’s to lose ? No one knows we are here it’s just you and me and the silence in monochrome The click in […]


A little Asian girl smoking a cigarette on a swing at this time of the morning instead of being on time for school. An old man from South London been here 50 years. Not the bus stop although it feels like it. He’s never worn gloves in this town, you know not cold enough unless […]

Laughing Matters

Said she had no sense of humour Thought she was joking ironic Certainly got bored as my shirts creased up Meet you here, there, everywhere Just never in the place I wait impatiently like we’ve arranged to break in to the asylum through the front door Just one more trouble is they’re not cornettos at […]

Having a Ball

Good morning morning, morning All the innocence of the very young echoing around the steps as I see through the trees that I’ve not yet missed the bus Cinderella scrapes her knee and ponders whether that is worse than losing a shoe in front of a crowd Bus comes, eventually as she waves away her […]

Fatal flaws

There’s none of us perfect we all have something wrong us humans The supermarket lady asks me if the banana is up to standard with that ugly black mark We all have at least one of those on the outside or the inside that never fails to disappoint in a crisis I got eyes that […]

Someone Else’s Dream

    For the third time this week, I’ve had the same vivid dream that I’m in this old style cafe in Soho. The tables and chairs are shoved together, like an old furniture store. It’s dimly lit, so much so that I have to blink repeatedly to get used to it. I’m sitting in the corner […]

Fault Lines

Shaken to the core of the problem No one’s fault really Just fate with heavy doses of self absorbed alcohol fuelled swipes at the doorman Plates move flying across the room like unidentified fucking idiots taking us by no surprise till the foundations rock Waves of regret high and strong enough to wipe the tears […]