Monday, 20 May 2019

The Politics of Friendship

On the way out,
Friendship stands at the door,
and announces to the room
what could have been said to the ear.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Bollocks to Brexit

- Know what?
- What?
- There's a really, really simple solution to the mess we are in.
- Yeah? What's that?
- Divide the country in two. Have the lot that wants Brexit move to one side and the lot that doesn't, let them move to the other side.
- There are countries that've done things like this?
- Yeah. Loads ... And, since walls are a thing these days, we should throw in one of our own for good measure and build a wall between the lot that wants Brexit and the lot that doesn't ... Simple, isn't it?

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

This city

There's no other way of looking at it.
This city
is a Hotel California
kind of a place.
The hum and crackle you hear
is no different
from the current on fences
keeping the horses in.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Shoes at the gate

after Richmore Tera

At the river,
you drink to friends lost.
Dog tags are not trophies.
Shoes at the gate are not talismans.
Questions are markers of struggles seen
but not understood, not engaged with
because other things
had to be done first.
Questions are promises made
that can no longer be kept.