Fellow Ship*

I hope you don’t mind my taking of the liberty To spread a gentlle note of Christmas sensitivity- Quietly respecting those on their own, Whether by choice or a state to bemoan. This time of year can be that much harder When there’s nobody else to share the ardour- The excitement of childhood looking on, […]


Headspace. No planets required. Though stars might come in handy Should one need to feel inspired. Pin-pricks of light in the infinite distance A velvet-lined, star-spangled, air-curved resistance, Not that dissimilar from inside my mind Where chaos trumps order from time to time As work and play and contemplation Struggle for purchase in my concentration. […]


Old man. Fancy car. Driving style a little bizarre…¹ Given the clear cost of your wheels (Personally, I just don’t get the appeal- Is this perhaps a conscious selection To perk up your gradually failing erection? -The only way to shore up your manhood?) Things must be tough in your neighbourhood, Your desperate desire to […]

Boredom and Disorder*

Lord, I am bored With this six week summer vacation An open-ended stretch of weeks With way more troughs than actual peeks, What with everyone else I know Having jobs where they choose when not to go: A day off here, a morning there, At times of rest when in need of self-care. Reaping the […]

King John’s Christmas (2016…)*

King John was not a good man By dint of reputation Though few, ’tis true, have ever given Credence to his situation… A lonely chap beneath his crown, Often prone to feeling down, And finding himself left alone With precious few friends At the end of the phone, Worrying quietly as Christmas approaches That any […]

Sports Widow

I wonder, Do you remember me? I’m the one you rarely see, Sitting somewhere quite close-by Quietly, pointlessly, wondering why I’ve allowed myself to get stuck like this In a weekend of Sports-Fan-Takes-The P*ss, A game of circular repetition That leaves me in the fall-back position Of shaping what little free time I’ve earned According […]


If ever I was dehydrated, Science would be fascinated That my powdered disposition’s In a well-maintained position, Honestly only testament To caffeine. …What a sorry lament! Overlooking my behaviour Truly, what a saviour: No black market shady dealing, Beats hands down Earl Grey and Darjeeling! Though truth be told, I’ve reservations About the product’s preparations, […]