she occupies the cusp where shoppers exit bringing out privilege’s bright shadows filmed in plastic the weather pretends nothing here no friends no green lace no cushioning from glare see fingers bared to frost-wounds like bloodied stars and skin broken open in climate’s heave & yaw amongst this dirt, this raw rasp of pavement life … Continue reading Mary

I Wait

I wait, four curtains distant, eyelids guard my memories: her in dusk’s clothing, beauty like the clean evening mist that hangs from lavender’s tips, never to rust. There’s power in fading away... Rust, it’s silent, inevitable journey from skin to heart. But I clean and clean, preserving beauty, love framed with the gnarled timbre of … Continue reading I Wait


Surprisingly I’m still the same Unable to resist sunshine in cloth, must hold it to my Nose and breathe. Sleep Leans in then and I am a child again, Gazing over my little batik sarong, its smell a Hammock for my Tiredness. In its quiet hug, I am safe. Written for dVerse Poetics. "Common Scents"

Rugby Training

Unpack horizon’s duffle of trinket light and cloud swarm - evening tumbles down among winter scrums. Chorus of men in rhapsodic echo, and porous thump, ball changes hands - a caress of lavender sky. Two dozen loves before game’s end... it’s a stretch Written for Twiglet #292 "it's a stretch"

Quadrille #156 “Wrap”

Truckie's Idyll Wrap me in kitsch this adumbral night; purple me with stars and a step-through moon. Set me to rolling milestone swift, swath-bottomed and cone-eyed, trundling beneath branches that crowd like puzzle pieces, roadside grasses breathe me in and out - feathered lungs fanfaring dreams Written for dVerse - Mish's Quadrille prompt "wrap"

#MTB dVerse “Moralising”

Holding the Sky this windward evening rests green and purple... the suppuration of cloud hearts permeates permeates grey tree skeletons and the clack clack of their shadows scything through the grass. winter dusk is perfect as a pantomime face - summer’s stolen apricots thick on her eyelids I turn to cross the road and see … Continue reading #MTB dVerse “Moralising”