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

Evaluating Face Masks

Before Lockdown Only worn by professionals in the course of their jobs.   During Lockdown We don’t have enough face masks, testing kits & swabs.   After Lockdown Face masks are 'advisory' for every Tom, Dick & Gob.     Evaluation We are led by donkeys & the PM is a knob.     Glossary … Continue reading Evaluating Face Masks

Sunshine Toes

Do toes remember sunshine? Do they wake up each morning & say, whilst half-asleep & under layers of duvet, remember that summer of sun & sea & salt on our skin? Do they long for the heat & warmth & light that seeps gradually, irresistibly, into sinews & bones? Do they say, enough of socks … Continue reading Sunshine Toes