Monday 27th February

170227

GOLDFISH BOWL:

There’s a tree growing up through the middle of the house,
Cacti spill out of random pots,
Terracotta blobs,
And White,
And Blue,
And Green,
And White,
And Red,
And Blue,
And Stone,
And Green,
And White,
And White,
And Blue,
And laughing,

There’s a tree growing up through the middle of the house,
Tethered to a wall like the family pet,
Swaying in gentle morning breeze,
The architecture is drunk again,
I’m inside a goldfish bowl again,

The distance between us,
Seagull,
Buying bootleg CDs,
Seagull,
Stealing breakfast breads,
Laughing,
Escapes to the sky,
Stranger with a camera,
Snapping pictures of the sun,
Plant life,
Alien broom,
Ariel stray cat,
Atlantic Ocean,
Tides,
Waves,
Moaning sleepless,
Ceramic irritation,
Intervention,
Secret interloper,
A bashed up truck playing on a beach in the sun,

Don’t stare at me,
Don’t ask me,
I wish you hadn’t looked me up on the internet.

(K)

Sunday 26th February

170226

NOT ESSEX:

Is the drumming in or outside my head?
Is this another country or the Flu?
The bed is damp,
Before it met me,
The towels are damp,
Before I use them,
Pretty as a postcard,
Candle lit Romance,

Faces around the edge of a market square,
The drumming is relentless,
Flailing,
Possessed,
The laughter of children,
Seagulls screech,
Two men howl,
Bay & moan,
Make the sound of schoolyard motorcycles,
Music as beautiful as a New York rush hour,
Up on the roof,
I fall into the healing hands of Cacophony,

Did you record it?
Of course!

Labyrinth of body odours,
Eyes follow,
Fish & hunt,
Backstreet,
Nook,
Alley,
Crack,
Kitten cute,
Toe dipping,
Peeping,
Tongue touching,
History,
Cul-cha,
It’s like on the telly,
But in 3D & smells.

(K)

Saturday 25th February

170225

CARAMEL ROUND-UP:

Premier,
Faces,
Line up,
Caught,
Slinking,
Physicality,
Bends,
Cardboard,
Seagulls,
Bone,
This ticket,
Comfort,
Swing,
Americano,
In the dark,
To soothe,
Transmitter,
Locate,
A face,
Jazz in the stars,
A car,
Sizzle teaser,
Canary King,
Unforgotten,
Party dress,
A key,
Clasp,
Invisible,
Illuminated,
Invisible,
Ticket,
Balancing,
Garage,
Candy,
Smiles,
Illuminated,
Waiting for a train,
Unusually,
Birmingham,
Sleeping,
Writing,
Weird,
Only,
Hot,
Who,
Am,
I,

(K)

Friday 24th February

170224

NOISE NO LAUGHTER:

I am here,
Early for a change,
Snatches of words,
Nothing I can hold on to,
“You’re missing out…”
Dot-dot-dot,
But nothing else,
“Backfire…”,
Dot-dot-dot,
“Crazy!”
Dot-dot-dot,
“Sometime”,
“Blue eyes”,
Dot-dot-dot,
“I-I-I”,
“Arms & legs”,
“I tried, I tried last night”
Gasping,
Dot-dot-dot,
“Is she?”,
Dot-dot-dot,
“Oh is she?”,
Crash,
“I mean”,
“You start”,
“That’s weird”,
“Well, well, well”,
Dot-dot-dot.

(K)

Tuesday 21st February

170221

DUE TO ILLNESS THE DAIRY HAS BEEN POSTPONED:

So I drive back Home,
Y’know,
Home,
As in ‘where I was born’,
There’s no space in the supermarket carpark,
So I drop the folks off to shop,
Drive around the block,
Park up in my mates yard,
Mechanic,
I come from a town where everybody can fix cars,
Except me,
“Bloody ‘ell!” he exclaims as I wander in between the ramps,
A little Blue Renault,
A fifties Vanguard,
Tools & the rich aroma of oil & rubber,
May not be in my blood but makes me feels good,
He wipes his hand with a rag,
We shake hands,
“Great to see you, I’m still not over this bloody Flu!”,

Sorry the diary didn’t reach you on time,
And the rehearsal never took place,
And that food you cooked never got eaten,
And I never answered all your calls or mails,
Spent the last twenty four hours horizontal,
Sleeping off this Bloody Flu,

If you see me,
Don’t shake my hand.

(K)