Friday, October 18, 2019

Hello

Walking down the street,
step to step,
every one you pass
it's either him or her,
could I take him,
how would I strike
decisively,
or could we get it on,
how can we fuck?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Friday, October 04, 2019

UFO over London?

What, doesn't look very convincing? Well they never do, do they?

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Yam, sweet potato, cassava, bitter melon


From Lobo, 13 High Street Harlesden, a great low-price greengrocer & fishmonger
Clockwise from top left: piece of a large yam, two sweet potato, two cassava, one large bitter melon. The skin of the cassava is slippery like a soapy sort of candle wax is coming through it from the inside. Bitter melon lives up to its name; one way to use it is in stir fry with beaten egg, garlic, onion and tomato - if you dare.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

It's easier to tangle than to untangle

The Willesden Herald: Untitled



Seconds and moments don't follow, they permute.

One on the microwave countdown cannot be understood

as two together tangle with the next and prior

...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ink is the blood of ghosts


if      I       should  dream   ghosts

they    would   be      real    there

should  be      as      dreams  are

dream   real    people  become  ghosts

me      too     dead    alive   here




if      they    should  dream   me

I       would   be      real    too

should  be      as      people  dead

dream   real    dreams  become  alive

ghosts  there   are     ghosts  here


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Whitton Avenue

By the corner house there used to be
Shrubbery and a recumbent tree
Where small birds liked to play.
Now there's a block-paved yard,
A useless space for man or bird
But the landlord likes it that way.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Strawberries


We have a strawberry patch out the back in a raised bed and it produces this sort of harvest every two or three days at this time of year.

Update 14/6/2019: Furthermore

View of the raised bed

Where they hide

Friday, March 29, 2019

A small child's "why?"

I will share a writing tip that I was keeping to myself. After every sentence you write, imagine there’s a child in that wonderful phase when to everything you say, they ask “Why?” Then you will have your next sentence. Its main use is in getting started. It gets you from the diving board into the water. But also, later on, it might help you to resume when you’re a bit stuck for the next sentence.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sort of memorabilia lost and dog okay

Last week I was at home with a recuperating old dog. I'm decluttering the place. We're living in a terraced house beside a wide, busy city street. I put the section of concert seating that was used in a famous recording (John Lennon and Jagger/Dirty Mac?) into the front garden, thinking maybe I ought to get rid of it. I changed my mind and went back out, but a clownish Beatles memorabilia merchant and assistant had already loaded it into their van. I explain that I'm not discarding it, look inside for a minute and ensure the dog won't get out, but when I return they've already gone. And a little way along the road, they have left a long panel they didn't want. It's sticking out in the street, a hazard to cyclists etc. I walk there and move the panel straight alongside the kerb. The dog has managed to get out but he's pottering about in the front garden and goes back in with me, safe and sound.

Dad rolling a spliff

There are big bales of herbal marijuana here. I'm not too worried. Dad is game to try some and begins working on rolling up a spliff, something he has never done before, at the table. But then someone's boyfriend is coming in. I hope he's not a policeman, looks a bit like he might be, a big guy. I ask him and he says he is. He stands looking out our window. I assume he won't bother about us having or smoking dope but no, he says he cannot overlook it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"You want a little pepper with that?"


I dabble in cartooning. Sometimes I even amuse myself. I expect this gag has been done before, not sure, but probably a lot better. That's one of the problems with cartoon ideas.