There are parts of me I don’t want anymore So I’m putting them out on the kerb And leaving them at the door I’m taking out this one That pleases other people Someone may need it Someone may keep her So I’ll leave her just here A crumpled up suit With wine stains on the […]
There is a place in my mind Where I meet you there Every day at 2pm Well not every day anymore Just sometimes Maybe every second day A crack in the chair A crack of light Through blinds Slanting Chanting No more She is gone And I wander about in circles Just for a minute […]
I read a beautiful book yesterday evening by Kerry Egan. It is called On Life. Kerry is a Chaplain who has spent a great deal of time with people in the end stages of their life. The book is about her life experience with the dying but also her own life and the particularly traumatic […]
Today’s post is late. A day late. I’ve been processing. I’ve also been travelling. I am now typing this on my iPad in the early hours of the morning because I can’t sleep. The sound of crashing surf is keeping me alert long after the original impulse for a drink of water caused me to […]
There is a part in all of us that we don’t like. Words spring from there at times And seem to belong to someone else. Alas they are our own Aghast we watch them roll off our tongue Seemingly unable to prevent their blooming into the world So we regret! And lament Cogitate and ferment […]
“Look at all these mistakes”he sighed from high above her on the ladder. “They’re just nails – they hold it all together” She muttered searching about for a hammer. “Well it’s very messy” He huffed. She missed the nail, hit her thumb. And the pain taught her a lessons. Same as it always did.
This is part of an ongoing series that I took at a Country Race Meet a few years ago. Please Note: The moniker “The Picture Taker” is an old one I used to use for my photography on Flickr. Fear not – the pictures are all mine 🙂 Taken with Olympus EM5 using two different […]
I went to see a friend the other day. Which is a bit of an event because mostly I live a very busy, very fulfilling life, all in my own little bubble and rarely poke my nose out. There just isn’t time. But this is a very good friend and when we catch up […]