Monthly Archives: April 2013

Clearing out the Cupboards

four weeks from the funeral and I’m still sifting can’t quite binbag the cardigans she kept for best the good coats I turn to the middle drawer drifts of old cards some kept for sentiment but most for writing lists … Continue reading

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Weird Stuff

Weird Stuff.

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Weird Stuff

I open up my head and gumbo dances out green and sticky as frogs it dances round a while stickying up whatever it touches pulling stuff in from the edges with its whipglue tongue songs sidle by whistling one eye … Continue reading

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Chillibelly Blueboy

Chillibelly Blueboy.

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Chillibelly Blueboy

chillibelly blueboy come by here fire and spice and too sad songs chillibelly blueboy pepper and tears go back home and learn to belong dance for your mother rant for your da cook up beans and play your guitar chillibelly … Continue reading

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Uprising

took a hammer to the jigsaw and a map to the flour caked the floor with clouds and rubbed sky into the mirrors all this stuff is falling out of the cupboards I lean on the doors but it’s falling … Continue reading

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Split light

Split light.

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Split light

the rainbow soaks into the ground pouring sky into soil meeting green with green yellowing orange heat rises through sap to rowan berries see the red glitter of sphagnum heather purpling the hill Jan Dean

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John Wyndham’s Lilies

he must have seen their searching snake heads slow opening to tiny precise beaks screams beyond hearing fill the room glass thrills with them they are wide open white each pistil a stalked eye each stamen a long dark bean … Continue reading

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From ‘The Mafioso’s Guide to Garden Maintenance’.

1. Tilth you want results? check your structure but know that what you plant in clay may dance differently from how it does in sand you got to know your loam home ground holds a family together there’s no ‘wasted’ … Continue reading

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