Saturday, 28 October 2017


planet of the apes

the shop

the satnav sends me

where the owner was murdered

the wrong way


the sound of
colliding cars
hot coffee


cue at the station my shadow cuts in front


the last leaf
replacing politicians
w/ politicians

Monday, 23 October 2017

searching for albion

autumn breeze

                               not knowing

i find

                               what this means

a hangover

                                a rubber duck


                                in time

two bare trees

                                out of tune

an empty bottle

                                the football chant



                                  cold night

a twitterbot retweets

                                  a beggar

my haiku

                                    searches for albion


invariably odd socks


                                                                               William Blake. Albion Rose [from A Large Book of Designs]. 1793-6

Sunday, 22 October 2017

last years nasturtiums

a good day drinking whiskey


football the scar on his face


last years nasturtiums the narrator pauses for salmon


father & son
hand in hand


René Magritte. The Banquet

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

'ku 18.10.2017

a corn field’s wishbone

the vending machine
shrugs it off

in times of war
the deepening colors
of the wounds as me


second hand shirt the smell of someone else’s detergent


day after the storm
dog shit
still on the street



                             getting heavier 



                              & the rain


loch ness. october 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

'ku 17.10.2017

university town stumbling upon the unemployment office


eating charcoal ice cream new moon


no day
rain has a habit
of starting


there also there russet leaves


Friday, 13 October 2017

'ku 13.10.2017

new moon
a crow bathes
in the puddle


long night
a skype call
rings out


- stoic colons appear
as things-in-themselves


the sun caught
in the river’s flow


Thursday, 12 October 2017

'ku 12.10.2017

foreign takeover
a fleck of paint
under my fingernail


freshly cut field
I give my father
the bigger slice


geese overhead
a classical radio station
moves into range


autumn clouds
geese move in and out
of formation

Remedios Varo. The Task

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

'ku 11.10.2017

autumn haze
the harbour
moves further away


heating vent
between the tenements
a bird disappears


through my breath a tulip learns to speak rainbow trout - cold day


the wood-pigeon finally sees me - autumn breeze


Victor Hugo. Mushroom. 1850

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

'ku 10.10.2017

a mountain on fire autumn mist


the dog’s mouth winter storm


wish bone nebula
an orphan chips
the honey-moon


autumn rain
the sound of my son
filling his nappy


John Cage. Dramatic fire. 1989

Monday, 9 October 2017

'ku 9.10.2017


of immigrants 

the amphibian’s eyes
moving above
a rhododendron 



on the hospital bus
not a single petal
realises the surface

on a misted window
a child’s dolphin



autumn sky
the fish tank
at the doctors


behind the monkey puzzle
the moon 
behind the clouds


Friday, 6 October 2017

'ku 6.10.2017

using my journal
as a plate -
this lemon cake
not unlike


this way too


sunflower machinery the rice fields as snowfall w/ sticky fingers mortality darns an end of summer


seascape mother’s maiden name on the surf finding a hierarchy of doom a fetus creates a boat


Esteban Vicente. Untitled. 1959

Thursday, 5 October 2017

'ku 5/10/2017

news of a shooting
thoughts wander
to greying hair


autumn light hydrangea the colour of midnight


end of the day
tar spots
on the sycamore


cherry trousers

flees narrate
the sky

a crab fills
the banks
w/ a bum note


Vincent Van Gogh. Poplar Avenue in Autumn

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

'ku 3/10/2017

beyond the cemetery walls - a dog’s squeaky toy


beneath giraffe wool surgery plays a ladybug the third act finds the ghosts of summer gone to seed

 Mark Rothko - Emerald Bay  

relative to seven triangles & a day moon I long to be somebody’s uncle from chicago

Yves Tanguy. La Grue des Sables. 1946

just above
the sound of a river
a robin’s call

Monday, 2 October 2017

from the fifth edition of 'the cherita : your storybook journal'

the ghost’s stutter

leaves to fall

beyond the river’s bend
a magpie
flies straight


willow herbs in seed

I find a new faith
in ghosts

forgotten melodies
roll out
an endless sky


From the fifth edition of the cherita : your storybook journal


Unichi Hiratsuka. Megane Bridge. 1935