Friday, April 27, 2018

Pushing Providence

Well-meant intervention
May hurt thee
And maken thee to blenchen;
May trick thee,
Maken thee to confuse
Giving and warranting interviews.

My death, mine intention,
May hurt yet,
When, hard by it, invention
May spark yet,
When, alas, I can use
Neither hand for to harness the muse.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Danielle Nolan is a book reviewer and a fellow vertigo sufferer. Her interview with me, about my book “Apparitionist”, and life and writing in general, has today been published on her website. You can find it here:

Monday, April 09, 2018

Cuts and Valence

Intuitively, we glimpse
What presstitutes and their pimps
Would hide, whilst Cressida Dick
Brings, to the arithmetic
Of the Home Office, balance,
A less negative valence,
When she says “We are but stretched.”

On glimpsing what my friend fetched
From the car boot, hunter green,
I looked towards the crash scene,
And his entrance into it —

A paramedic’s jacket,
Good God, and the trousers too,
Of that green I had glimpsed through
The back window, green, the same,
But animate on his frame;
And I watched that green made quick
Whilst he posed as a medic.