Thursday 14th December

RANDOM MARKS:

Who are you?
We are strangers,
Travelling together,

Glance,
Get your mind off it!
Tiger-spot bag on your back,

It’s raining in the street,
We cross over where leather soles slip,
On saturated rubber,

It’s a bad hair day,
No looking cool either way,
Slip or swim,
Place your bets
Keep your knees in,

The gift of a blank canvas,
The gift of better hair,
The gift of being someone without a history,
Hello

(K)

Wednesday 13th December

TRAVELLING THROUGH A PENCIL DRAWN WORLD:

Reluctant to sleep,
The eyes want to close,
Here behind the wheel,
Things you want to do,
The person you want me to be,

It’s that time of year,
The giant wrinkle,
Accumulation of everything left undone,
Wish-list,
Still wishing,
Keep driving,

Now I jump on a train,
(don’t go jumping on trains!),
It’s got too many ears,
No good for talking,
Like those women who sat next to me,
All the way from Manchester,
Mouthing off about people I knew,
Without knowing who was sat next to them listening,

Someone should make a career,
Selling everything they overhear on trains,
They probably have a department for that already,
That’s why I’m talking quiet,
If you talk to me don’t mention names

(K)

Tuesday 12th December

TWO SECURITY GUARDS:

The art of conversations smiles in circles,
Hands between the knees,
Waits it’s turn,
Hands clasped on tables,
Benign,
Sleeves rolled up,
Relaxing,
Consciously stealing time,
Smiles,
Exchanges,
Glances,
Lets go of serious,
Eyes watching mouths,
Uninterrupted,
Lean towards each other,
Closer,

Someone says the name of the place I was born,
Well,
Near enough to make me laugh out loud

(K)

Monday 11th December

BLURRED:

The vodka bottle’s gone by the time I leave,
Cleared away by invisible hands,
Hands that no one thanks,
Thanks taken for granted,
Granted immunity,
Super hero cloak of invisibility,
In a bitter wind,
Knuckles turned Blue,
Who you call when you’ve run out of answers,
Saying goodbye to your crown

(K)

Sunday 10th December

IT’S FREEZING:

An empty vodka bottle stands abandoned & erect on the pavement,
Wondering what went wrong,
Blinking,

Someone staggers from a car park,
With a box full of random bits,
Lifted from the back of an off-road Porsche,

Looks around,
Sees me,
Staggers on,

They’re queue at all the peaceful places,
Sneezing in corners,
Too much talking,
Seasonal music,
Double-decker pushchairs,
Loud greeting,

They’ve fazed out my daily bread,
Replaced it with a microwaved thing,
Ping!

Everything reduced to gloop,
All the milk is coconut,
Where have all the cows gone?

But the boarder is soft this morning,
The mouths have been up all night talking,
Offering a gift,
To soften the blow of separation

(K)

Saturday 9th December

TRANSFORMER:

North to South,
Sunlight changes everything,
The weatherman’s warning,
But we got the sun,
We pay our taxes,
What’s the weather report?
Where are you?
I heard it on the news,
But you can’t believe the news if you want to live happy,
What’s the weather like where you are?
What’s happening?

(K)

Friday 8th December

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE:

Stay a couple of nights,
Pull my hair,
Do my laces,
Laugh,
Keep laughing,
Jam sweet stuff,
Yes!
I never had sweet stuff for ages,
Touched,
Well,
I never did,
I’m standing in a fine rain,
The kind the falls on Wales,
Like medicine,
Oh my soul!

(K)