The perfect Christmas card
Next year I need to make or find the perfect Christmas card.
One which doesn’t say
‘Have a fabulous New Year’.
Instead a card which says;
‘I’m thinking of you’…
I’m thinking of you because
I know this year,
have hard stuff in them,… Read more
That restless gnawing,
inability to settle.
Freeze has thawed into bubbling white water,
a torrent thrashing stones,
hurtling bleakly down into unknown.
wearing me away,
eroding all that is known,
shuddering to surface
from this restless chase;
to gush… Read more
If this virus has shown us anything,
it is that we are all connected.
Which I miss so very much
so I don’t also hug
Your kitchen table,
which has supported our elbows
over long hours of
tea and talk
has to be… Read more
The kitten tags the dog’s tail,
The dog moves away.
The kitten chews the dog’s ear,
The dog growls a warning.
The kitten pounces on the dog,
The dog snarls and chases it.
The kitten runs away.
No harm done.
I wave the horse around the arena,
She avoids … Read more
when you peel away the celophane
airtravelled roses and smell
What happens when the confident laughing girl you met last night
wakes up beside you smudged, barefaced and vulnerable?
What happens when we take children
out of their uniforms
and see individuals instead of
What would happen if we … Read more
What if they wrapped your strawberries in celophane so that you didn’t miss the sweet, summer honey smell of childhood stawberry picking?
What if clothes and make up were just another kind of straight jacket to keep us wrapped in conforming shiny brittle shells of plastic?
What if the rush and busy-ness of earning was … Read more