Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Slayer, dragon player he nosedived into my forest serpent-tongued at twilight, writhing into my mist. He made me moan then slew me upon his ungainly, ugly sword cliched, but he pulled me apart my man, become a mantis my tears, … Continue reading

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Girls and Boys and Geniuses

“If you had to choose,” I say, “Blur’s ‘Girls and Boys’ or Pulp’s ‘Common People’?” He thinks. “Blur… but Common People is a good song too.” He is nervous. We are walking the dark, empty streets of my home town, … Continue reading

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The Fireman

I have just been to brunch with myself. It is a sunny Sunday morning and there are ants in my apartment. I keep hoping that the incoming cold will freeze them into stiff tableaux and I can sweep those tiny, … Continue reading

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Covert

They dismantled the barricades in the night. Rushing to work, late from oversleep and feeling fat and vulnerable in all my clothes, I saw them dark blue, hundreds like insects with shaven skulls there have been whispers police brutality protection … Continue reading

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Mid October

Mid October is hazy, lazy blue skies. Schoolchildren shrug out of their hard brown sensible shoes for flip-flops and 4pm warmth between their toes. Gone is Summer’s heaviness, now is the flush, peachy and contented after – or before the … Continue reading

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inside

this space inside my head is crazy a Winslet swandive through the front window of the double decker bus into Hong Kong’s hazy pink and gold earlobe are these feelings of grandeur? Stiltskin and inside is so loud my ear … Continue reading

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For My Mother

I am thousands upon thousands of miles away, while an adopted revolution plays out at my fingertips. If I open a window, I hear the people sing I imagine my own daughter; she is a stubborn and insubstantial little ghost … Continue reading

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