The Sword Swallower
First it’s cutlery, missing
from the kitchen table.
Steak knives clinking
under your school jumper –
holes in the sleeves cut
by your elbows, threads you unravel
in Geograph... Read More...
It's the loneliness that gets you.
The mundane silence of the company you keep,
the monotony of your own repeated sighing in unlit streets.
And the scratch of the match repeats,
over and over,
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Quoting Clay Shirky on “Cognitive Surplus”
And not for the first time.
The range of hospitality options is bewildering
I sit drinking the house wine.
An eighties soundtracks plays loudly ove... Read More...
The morning is a lace lesson, breath winds
up and over the bone bobbin of the bank.
We tramp to the big house, our work done:
frost stitches a lawn, sticks stars on potholes
I can’t step on for ... Read More...