Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Gotta love a convert ;)

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Third wheel.

She lay between two duvets.
Legs still tacky from last night's

Ever tried to forget that she's up there
with her man
in the double bed above yours
in the arms of someone
unlike you?

She has a tissue in her hand
and her cheeks are wet.

She pressed music into her ears.
Volume still too loud from the afternoon's

It's hard to forget that you're resting
best as you can
in a double bed that's "spare"
borrowed from someone
but not yours.

She has a tendency to ignore it
and save it for later.

She watched the paint swirls on the ceiling.
Palms still raw from the evening's

Think it's time to forget you're labelled
in a double bed half empty
lacking that someone
all yours


Everyone knows at least one person like this...


Thursday, 11 August 2011

"There's one girl I like,
she's a smile on a Monday
and she'll fight to stay so.
And she's like the sun on the weekend."

Lisa Hannigan - Sea Song.

Monday, 8 August 2011


The Marie Antoinette dress is complete. Completed just hours before the deadline. Phew! I feel I should be writing an account of the process - I feel that is what this momentous task requires - but I fear I have a lack of energy. Have a photo instead:

Ent she pretty?

Monday, 1 August 2011

Hospital corners.

A flick of the wrist
The billow and snap of white fabric
Soft as a cloud
with creases sharp as paper
Fold and tuck
times four
Sweep a hand across the flat
to straighten the wrinkles
Hospital corners
Heavy warmth cased in purity
Laid on top
And neat under
Two pockets of comfort
Plumped and placed
A tug and a smile
Then covered with flowers