Monday, 30 April 2012

May morning


May morning
I’ve got a frog
in my throat

previously unpublished



mute swans
the swoosh of their wings
in my ears

previously unpublished



killing a gnat
I shed my blood

previously unpublished

Monday, 23 April 2012

consumption


consumption
each year coughing up
more money

also published in Prune Juice, November 2014



in the company
of wolves
corporate howling

previously unpublished



rush hour
the hearse driver
lets me in

also published in Prune Juice, July 2014

Monday, 16 April 2012

all-day blizzard


all-day blizzard
the old armchair
growing deeper

first published in Frogpond, winter 2012



full packed church
how many devils will fit
on a pinhead

previously unpublished



escaping balloon
my son’s first lesson
on non-attachment

previously unpublished

Monday, 2 April 2012

hard rain


hard rain
I try to soften
my words

first published in Notes From the Gean, March 2012



cemetery dustbin
the smell
of rotten flowers

first published in Notes From the Gean, March 2012



sermon on illness
the woman with Parkinson’s
shakes her head

previously unpublished