Grief the silver thread a shiny, slippery chord that threatens to snap and suspend me mid-air legs dancing in fear the Tango, hanging,stripped of support,splayed. Grief the master puppeteer pulling the strings. Today’s adult attempt at calm and recollect ends with make up smeared, humiliation further feared. Grief the great unpredictable a blackmailer always wanting […]

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The Lure

The sea waits at the edge of the city patient, circling, looming. Laughs at candy floss clowns and children playing with buckets and spades.   Still she waits resilient beating the gulls that voice her pain screeching, wings flapping, diving for fish insane creatures alarmed and confused.   She is waiting for me to undress […]

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Tail in Three Cats

Cat One TAV I will always regret the closed door I made you stay behind. Chained, mechanical, pained, like me. Clockwork we performed well You and I to the master’s needs. His need to control me, who he relied on and you who relied on no-one. You would break your shift pattern O’ cat named […]

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Curved Ball

The curved ball buoys silent in the harbour past the mooring and the scene a few moons past when dawn broke. A fist-fight silvery silhouetted blades touching neck, searing cloth passing from innocence to guilty a train wreck.   The curved ball reminds us of the fall, our part, their part, the cleansing, the mending […]

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In Memoriam JRMc

Conceived Our Span measured  In a few rotations  As our earth-home turns.  Our mortal remains  Consigned to earth or urns.  Our way going  As little understood as our beginning.  But in that brief  Being To have been the centre of a  Universe -Or that small part of it.  We were…we’ve known.  An understanding So intense  […]

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Curtain Call Cara

RMEMME’s canine member of staff, Cara, has taken her final bow.   At 15 dog years, which is 105 human years, she has a had good innings.  Cara, which means the ‘beloved’ was a rescue dog.  With her unconditional love, loyalty and general furriness, I think she rescued me.  The world’s getting a bit mad, […]

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