Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Alice again

Alice tells me she comes down stairs backwards,
like a toddler.
She says the stairlift is too slow.

Sunday, 13 February 2011


Alice is 90
A defiant clutch of cards announcing this fact surrounds a solitary pink floating balloon.

Friday, 4 February 2011


I have been doing this duty for three months and three days and this morning as I closed the gate at 77 Alan Road I noticed a huge Monkey Puzzle tree in the front garden, it dominates a street of mostly neglected scrubby hedges or concreted driveways. Why did I never see it before?