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What’s the point of jellyfish?

I asked another jellyfish who being all curve and wobble could not compute the concept ‘point’ direction was a problem too we float we float our liquid selves within the liquid sea and then I understood something about tears and … Continue reading

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things I took and things I left

tea by the window watching a blackbird chuck moss clumps from a gutter beakful after beakful dregs the air on West Walk cold bright as minted silver the sea fraying at its lace edges no footprints the colour of that … Continue reading

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Overheard in the newsagent’s

it’s like that woman ………………….Carla something her with the monogrammed eyebrows I know exactly who ………………….and what she means……………………………….love how that dropped stitch information has been ravelled up ……………….afresh my mother did that ………………..always fitting new words …………………………….to the closest … Continue reading

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Friday afternoon

  the hill is silent         cattle stand like statues in the grass no birds          the light is flat           the sun as hard as brass everything has stopped      roots suck no water from the earth and nothing grows in … Continue reading

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Draping muslin

today I am grey feathers………dust and thirst not doves       ………………………feral pigeon my throat a gutter of rainbows my hard eye wary as glass a cock pheasant struts his golden stuff his voice a wooden clack……..I purrcroo a cushionplumping … Continue reading

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sheltering

we are eating unplanned cake in a teashop steaming with wet overcoats each butter yellow crumb’s a structure unexpectedly complex            magnified they could be Aztec fragments …………………..honeycomb chunks of reef …………………..crystal structures of some precious metal black umbrellas in the … Continue reading

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Door

the paint peels cracks into white flakes the lines between are dark the wood black recessed corners blurred with spider nests decay has a life of its own an underlife of dark matter even when the paint was new this … Continue reading

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Lullaby 13

this is the song of the benches in parks and on headlands the song of the halfway seats set on steep slopes the song of the breathless gazes resting the slowing of the heart the cooling of the skin the … Continue reading

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Mass in B Minor

Bach left just enough room for daffodils narcissi incarnatus willow crucifixus under moonlight they slowly opened and their cool wet smell filled the room ……….  Jan Dean ……….J

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