Saturday, 14 January 2012

Welcome visitor

she left behind
a slice of lemon cake
and the echo of laughter

Friday, 13 January 2012

Funny, that

I can feel a migraine coming on. My chest is tight, my lower jaw aches, and the air scrapes the inside of my nose as I breathe. I wonder why they call it a headache?

Thursday, 12 January 2012


this precious evening
the setting sun has started
to turn the grass to gold

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


in a cotton wool sky
a hawk rides a thermal:
black brush stroke on white paper

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


The cat is lying sphinx-style on the bed,
front paws kneading rhythmically,
massaging my favourite jumper
to death.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Why do they do that?

A blackbird swoops low in front of my car, playing chicken.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Time for bed

I’m so tired that the words on my computer screen are strating to reraragne thesmleves.