Soviet Reunion

I've not written for some time but I'm now posting again. The thing is, I have friends in Ukraine whom I've known for a great many years. I visit them once, sometimes twice, annually so it's been tough watching recent events in the news. I travelled there in October when the signs of war were … Continue reading Soviet Reunion

Decimulled

I have a friend, Mr Dearden Statistics say he’s one in ten Who lives at Number 2-2-3 Look for the house that has a tree. His job is fixing old machines Throughout the night, by any means Days off, he reconditions cars And meets his mates in select bars. Devoted uncle, brother, son He always … Continue reading Decimulled

Stone Pillow

On her rounds every night She’s a curious sight With her trolley and crushed velvet hat As she shuffles in shoes Lined with yesterday’s news Through the town like a wayfaring cat Where are you from, Crazy Annie? What have you done, Crazy Annie? Now and then she will stop To peer into a shop … Continue reading Stone Pillow

Over, Lord

I bade my love compose an ode To prove her heart was true Reciting To Him All Is Owed She blushed the whole way through I bade my love prepare a feast Befitting of her lord She cooked for me the finest beast Her dowry would afford I bade my love take out a boat … Continue reading Over, Lord

Roll Play

My love, you’re a Tahitian girl That dances on the sand Who charms the breeze with every twirl And gesture of her hand My love, you're absinthe through the veins Each time my lips are kissed A cruel elixir bringing pain Which no man can resist My love, to me you are a song Whose … Continue reading Roll Play

Chat Room

The cashier took my money Without even glancing up So I said something funny As a means to interrupt Her name tag spelled out Mary And she didn’t think it cute When I rhymed it with scary Before asking: Are you mute? The parking lot attendant Waved me past while on the phone A job … Continue reading Chat Room