Friday, 31 January 2020

Filled in

The nicked sandwich rose
The nicked sandwich waited

Reduced itself to a
Stretch in Holloway

Barcoded for platform 
Cold cuts on Wednesdays

Attention equal and opposite
To the steak bake debate

It lay prostrate
The train came

And I stood on it
By mistake

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Storming Norman Fireside

Here's the birch, here's the
sequel, treacle, I'll walk you
through it. You can stick
your man of the people act
up it, puppet and fuck off
while you do it, gleeful. 

Sunday, 26 January 2020

26p's worth

Father of 'Insurance claim' Guardian columnist and trainee vicar's request to an ex-tennis player's CND sculpture at an arte povera show to intervene in a performance art piece because the artist in question has an injured hand. 

Passing past-it Pistol Pete's 'peace peas peak' piece, "please pause Pauper Paul's poor paws, performing pee-pee piece", pleas PIP pre-priest Pete Paphide's pastor papa. 


Up the sunshine grows
As cattle get back to their
Comics round the buzz 
Got round back combed the sound to
Be outstanding in the field 

Saturday, 25 January 2020


Jealot gets out of
His troll box leans 'gainst comfort
Plastic bar culture
Appropriate wither piss
Pot called the back seat kidda

Friday, 24 January 2020

Modern Pub Tanka

Alright patience don't 
Try before you buy pub's ain't
Wine shops I dig the
Drop's lost I've glasses too but
Like your head chat mine's empty

The Commuter Suit with Trainers Tanka

She swung the morning  Banana skin as handbag Julie Christie film With Bernard Herrmann songs 'cept With regret the shoes' all wrong

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Life Drawing Double Tanka

See and seize are fine
Applied by flick or stroke or
Finishing polish
To the chicken mesh net of
Artistic moment success

Not the studied mess
Of mind over under stud
Under garm under
Duress possession stress per
Formed cast upon strangers' flesh

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Misty Tanka

She laughed like the drain
That blocked her ideas charcoal
Square behind yellow
Lined consequences actions
Of the eye she caught the train

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Bus Weight Tanka

Andy bellows off
The faux stone fronts the weather
Spoons piss down driven
Highways the homeless try to
Signwrite and keep the ink dry

Monday, 13 January 2020

2020 Visionary

The Boys on the corner
Are pimping the doubt
'Cos they solicit ev'ry looker
With some trim and some clout

Sunday, 12 January 2020

A Tale from up the Heath

She took to the hills
Like a Flemish diagonalist, 
A lime green bird in oak, 
Skittler of the ominous log, 
Off-line swerver of the
Travelers' caravanpment, 
With a severe case of clout. 

The pointer pissed, 
Then chased an absolute. 
She shotgunned under the
Right angle tree clearing,
To show what we know, 
Couldn't half kick a ball though,
In the light going out.

Modern Coffee Tanka

Two potties unused
Animal Reiki book school
Bitter coffee not
Sweet the price up yours puppet
And fuck off with your hair like

Tanka up the Roman Road

Prank of the burger
Sauce loader nips the fade of
Light the Roman Road
The Old George straws' turtley
Freindly mixed the hipster-lite

2 Pints of Retribute and a Packet of Myths Please

There's a dent in
The bigdaft pub on the end
1 of those scarvesoff boozers

He Anglicised
His angereyes on the bend
2 of murdermayhem soon as

The crow goes
The backmarch bit back
3 times overstruck themoon as

It's postunder
The pooltable hit crack
4 force memory floors the loser

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Hamming it up a St. John's Tanka

Hamming it up St.
John's tavern eight round eight and
Plastic teeth don't fit
Crisp bread rapido and I
Berico the Archway fit

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Evidently Fatmiketown

The Ashley PR's Ashley keen
To Ashley keep it Ashley clean
The Ashley chief’s an Ashley swine
Who Ashley draws an Ashley line
At Ashley winning Ashley games
The Ashley fans he Ashley blames
Are nowhere to be Ashley found
Anywhere in Fatmiketown

The Ashley football's Ashley sad
The Ashley news is Ashley bad
The Ashley board are Ashley tanned
The Ashley press are Ashley banned
The Ashley folks are Ashley daft
Don’t make me Ashley laugh
It Ashley hurts to look around
Everywhere in Fatmiketown

The Ashley pay is Ashley late
You Ashley wait you Ashley wait
You’re Ashley lost and Ashley found
Stuck in Ashley Fatmiketown

The Ashley view is Ashley vile
At SJP for Ashley miles
The Ashley families Ashley cry
The Ashley workers Ashley die
The Ashley shops are full of muck
The Ashley shares are Ashley fucked
We're Ashley going Ashley down
Once again in Fatmiketown

The Ashley pubs are Ashley dull
The Ashley club is Ashley full
Of Ashley girls and Ashley guys
With Ashley pound signs in Their eyes
An Ashley bloke is Ashley sacked
The Ashley con in his contract
You Ashley stay at Ashley home
At least the neighbours Ashley moan
Keep The Ashley racket down
This is Ashley Fatmiketown

The Ashley pay is Ashley late
You Ashley wait you Ashley wait
You’re Ashley lost and Ashley found
Stuck in Ashley Fatmiketown

The Ashley pies are Ashley old
The Ashley chips are Ashley cold
The Ashley beer is Ashley flat
The Ashley cats are Ashley fat
The Ashley regime's Ashley wrong
The Ashley season's Ashley long
It Ashley gets you Ashley down
Evidently Fatmiketown

Friday, 3 January 2020

Which One of Us is Driving this Tanka, Duck?

Time turns December
Withers into January 
Bills post and I'm all
Ready on the March question
Against us are you with us? 

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Paris, Tanka

Tract 827
One way sect is asking what
From the onset a
Mericana drama why
The horse long-faced nicely shot

The Skrike

The confort buzz of the oven 
The pebble shape of 
The earplug trying to find
The floor he found the floor
The glasses the noisy bastards 
The noise the sign the skrike
The sign he drew he cannot see
Assumes it says
Welcome to my life

Haiku 159

My first chopped herring
Last night new years' day turned out
Timmy Smells was right