blowing out

blowing out
19 july 2021
riverside ave

blowing out
autumn haberdashery in a window display as imagined by a cat with an umbrella

the fading
god of autumn
at the bus stop
in answer to my
question that touched
him like a breeze
on his loose shoulder
whispered to me
in boarding that
the length of any
life was just a
minute, the minute
in which you
are, every other
time was just
leaves in the making
leaves in the falling
we only have a
minute and he
waved like a
gull sheering off
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making grey

making grey
howick domain
morning, 3 april 2014

The ‘pie’ in question, as snapped by an errant jazz cat

spilt across
the domain
this morning
a thin low
fog on the other
side of the field
not even up
to the shins
the white of a
magpie in it
matched to it
its black truly
greyed in it
as we did
with crayons
a patient scrawl
of white waxing
over the black…
walking on
through it
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tattoo of the muse

tattoo of the muse


According to the information given on, where this image was sourced, ‘Frida drew many self-portraits with her pets and this is one of those and she included her parrots in this painting. When this portrait was painted she was just remarried with Diego but was having a love affair with Nickolas Muray, who helped Frida with her first exhibition in New York in 1938 and was a successful portrait photographer.’

your name a hot needle stitch under the skin in a m u s cle of DESIGN. details hinting f i n e as the images the dusk seals on your eye. for its THERE i believe truly we stand. on the crumbling BANK OF EVENING AND the stars are the Bleeding stems of flowers sheared off by the c o o l blade of the dark. it’s these DETAILS like a choreographer’s scribble a muddle of difficult STEPS and balances the precision about your name it’s these details journeys touches that linger like j ou rn e y s i’d have d r a w n within the blue line of a h e a rt. july 1988 london

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The music for the reading is from the Kyrgzy pop song ‘Appak suiuu’ (White Love) as recorded by the Kryghz singer, Yulia Ruskaya.  A link to the video is posted here below.

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