Toilet/Interview

Mirror. Lipstick. Smile. Another toilet/interview. The same harsh lighting. The smell of stale perfume. Your reflection asks: Is this the one? The job for you?   The first time is memorable (you wear boots in cobalt blue) and gush and fawn too much to bear – they say you’ll hear back ‘soon.’ Mirror. Lipstick. Smile. … Continue reading Toilet/Interview

Tulips

Tall purple tulips by towering granite walls, Unimagined lives cloistered within those narrow halls. You reach out to pluck one, caress its perfect shape, They are the only patch of colour in this urban landscape. The grey of the high-rise shuts out the sky, You leave the tulips growing, walk to a supermarket nearby, Buy … Continue reading Tulips

Days of the Week

Children's Nursery Rhymes Revisited  On Friday you took to the streets with your friends: ‘There's no Planet B – make climate change end!’ On Saturday you flew to Barbados and read that the insect population was critical – might soon be dead. On Sunday your family slaughtered a goat to celebrate your Homecoming – the … Continue reading Days of the Week