Thursday, 21 April 2011

In the sunshine

An elderly tramp, drinking coffee and basking in the sunshine outside Subway
greets me with a wave and a cheery, 'Mornin' darling'.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


a thick drift of delicate pink petals
swirls in the eddy of a passing truck

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Number 30

A newly build wall, with ornate wrought iron fence and gates.
A newly laid herringbone block-work driveway, no weeds or litter.
And yet the letterbox is held on with sellotape

Monday, 11 April 2011

People watching

Teenage boy with bag of stuff and a mobile phone
crosses the road, finishes his can of drink
and carefully places it on the wall outside number 20.
Turning round as he walks away he sees me watching him,
and has the decency to look a little sheepish.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


No one else noticed, but
she saw me coming up the path
peered round the curtain
and smiled in recognition.
The perfect welcome