Skin

the White Disease he calls it when I burn & peel peel & burn for sunscreen in Scotland is not a frequent concern.   when our boys were new & unblemished routinely he would say with their Colour Skin sunscreen is unnecessary when they go out to play.   he likes the sun but prefers … Continue reading Skin

Our New Normal

Remember when breathing was normal, just something you did? Not inhaling a virus & getting sick quick.   Remember when wearing a face mask was Halloween art & queuing wasn’t standing two metres apart?   Remember when distance wasn’t seen as socially good & shielding was a word no-one understood?   Remember when coughing or … Continue reading Our New Normal

Fuck is a four-letter word

if you were to write an ode to Fuck what would you say?     the word fuck is Germanic in origin   for many people Fuck is a really rude word they never say   apparently fuck used to mean To Strike   my son uses Fuck constantly like it is just any old … Continue reading Fuck is a four-letter word

Lullaby for a Pandemic

Come with me my little one – away, away from here, Come with me to the far grey hills where rooks and eagles dare to make their nest a rocky ledge and soar through misty cloud, Come my love, come take my hand – escape the city crowds.   Come with me my little one … Continue reading Lullaby for a Pandemic