Friday, 28 October 2011


I press the ordinary anonymous bell
there is no 'ding dong' nor a buzzer
nor even a friendly chime
instead a saxophone riff sounds within.
I can't resist a second press

Friday, 21 October 2011

close shave

a man in a chunky cream cardigan steps back in alarm
the bus cuts a little too close as it turns the corner

Thursday, 20 October 2011


the air in the kitchen is so cold this morning
that the steam swirls thickly as the porrige boils
and I can hardly see if it is done

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

rain again

from underneath the rain cloud
I watch the tiny patch of blue sky
and sunshine moving tantalisingly closer

Made to measure

I walked up the path thinking it was going to be too small
but the letter box takes the packet so exactly
it could have been made to measure

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

daughters (again)

ahead of me up the street
black tights, short skirts, sparkly boots
and a confident swagger

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


I keep thinking the rain is stopping
but it turns out I am mistaken
... again

Sunday, 9 October 2011

no ticks

tock, tock, tock
under the trees large drips of water land on the hood of my waterproof

Friday, 7 October 2011

baby says no

I want to read The Sneetches
but the Babe is adamant,
pushing the book away and closing it when I try

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

a bit breezy

even as a grown up it is fun
to be able to lean in to the wind

Sunday, 2 October 2011


the empty shells of beech nuts carpet the pavement
and crunch under my feet
I wonder where all the nuts went