Sunday, 20 January 2019

Critical - A Tanka

There’s a gap in the
Market for some critical
Thinking the problem’s
Not the thought process it’s that
It’s all just market driven

Friday, 18 January 2019


She brogue-nosed the bouncer,
Then loafed against the bar.
She brown-aled the half glass,
Wi’ pin badge mouth,
Made 5 points sharp,
Each of them blue star.
She liner-eyed the terrace band,
She cut them down
With feathered looks then
Fringe flicked the excess.
These scarf-strangled chancers
Bored her daft,
An’ her Regal hit the deck.
Moves were made checkerboard,
By the eager to embed,
The red-haired queen kept
Hers buttoned down,
As her bottoms belled his head.
Wi’ elbows back,
An’ a dog tooth smile
Drew a smoke ring,
Stood her ground
And kept things done,
Not said.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Nil by Mouth

Or south
No one quite
I’m tired
Like Kathy Burke
From her
And south
In Nil by

Saturday, 5 January 2019

The Art of Listening

The art of listening’s

To the man sat on the street
To the fan in their seat
The art of listening’s

The self-appointed
Cultural representatives
Have currency in their ears
Through the nose
It’s us
Who pick up the

Figureheads figure figures
Run their lines
Line their own and
Run their stones
Gather no

Fibbers fib
Fiddlers fiddle
Groups fill forms
Form fillers form groups
Pints get thinner
The art of listening’s

They spiel
We pay
We pay to view
Yet another 3 points

It’s killing us
When we cannot get
These points

In questionable times
This Groundhog Day
Is bleak on repeat
Is covered in

The art of listening’s