Little Marked One

  Her footsteps were nightmares and she was only eleven. Only eleven with dark hair and eyes somewhere between purple dawn and orange sunset. They shone in the moonlight, but only if you weren’t looking, and this girl was going to save the world. At least, she was supposed to, but for the moment he … Continue reading

Matching Set & Other Poems

  Matching Set offering a ring like a pound shop princess talking about how you won’t allow kids when you marry that sexy man over there in the striped shirt because you went to a wedding where some disabled kids played noisily at the back all through the service I look at the man you’re … Continue reading

Underachieving & Other Poems

  Underachieving seeing you achieves nothing you are a fight I cannot win and not my something new but I still want to see you seeing you achieves nothing I am an idea you entertain and a notion unexplored I stop you being bored seeing you achieves nothing you are a shadow of something serious … Continue reading

Favourite & Other Poems

  Favourite I said that you’re my favourite    it sounded a bit lame    like it’s some sort of game

Thursday & Other Poems

  Thursday thursday night    like any other night in winter I’m drinking a solitary drink

Life Is Waiting & Other Poems

  Life is Waiting life is waiting for you and it can’t wait forever

I Was Empty & Other Poems

  I Was Empty I was empty       my stomach burned       and my tongue was sick       of the taste of life

Fingerprints & Other Poems

  Fingerprints there’s a fingerprint in the beer where some bubbles grouped together like carol-singers for the warmth in crisp December weather

Dawn Chorus & Other Poems

  Dawn Chorus And I want to lay naked with you in the early morning sunshine kissing songs across your spine

Exchange & Other Poems

  Exchange She wears a coat     with pockets full of grief

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