For Shaun
Poetry

For Shaun

The first time you heard about it, the story was he’d done it in an abandoned shack somewhere; then later, in a garage. You saw the logic in that. You saw the load-bearing possibilities in its wooden beams. There was a movement of things you could neither hold onto nor let go of. Several years … Continue reading

Free Will
Poetry

Free Will

From the elegant concrete of this bridge they built to usher the trucks away from their pretty town, the river is a mere bead, an errant raindrop moving across the blank panel of the Earth, answering only to gravity. These cars, their contents, cross from one side to the other, never knowing, never seeing. And … Continue reading

For one night only
Poetry

For one night only

By 5:30 they were gathering. The paintbox sky was losing the will, and I called you from the shore, to draw you out, to parcel up the moment, before the darkness scrubbed everything away. Ten minutes later you were by my side, your face in profile – bruised from another day’s assault, but reliably perfect … Continue reading