First attempt triolet

First attempt triolet

Before your breath leaves your lips, remember, words can be doves or bullets, choose wisely. Soften each phrase, to kindness surrender before your breath leaves your lips, remember. You can always speak your truth with candour yet not cause shrapnel sharp anxiety....
Isolation, continued

Isolation, continued

Tomorrow is June 1st 2020. Tomorrow marks eleven weeks since I went into work. Tomorrow, according to the government, we can ease lockdown. It’s too soon. I shall remain ‘alert’ as instructed which means I will remain home as much as possible....
Ritual of Vinyl

Ritual of Vinyl

the weighted substance of an LP in your hand, presence and promise promise and ritual sliding softly from the sleeve weighted yet delicate, you handle with gentle care your fingertip touch transfers vinyl from sleeve to deck slotting central circle over central spike...
Isolation, continued

Isolation: week one

Reminder – isolation does not have to mean isolated. It’s a week since isolation started, well, “social distancing”. Not been a full week as went to work on Monday, in fact last weekend I still thought the events etc planned for this week would...
Falling through water

Falling through water

Currents gently, insistently tugging me further downwards to the cavernous gloom where I cannot see or feel. My body falls through the water, deeper into the shadows, the weight increasing around me. Suffocating. I think the bottom should be near, yet I continue this...