Two hours shut-eye, blinds pulled tight,
               undreamed of tranquility.

 Long morning shift: stiff
               para limps on, empty blue stage,

 no obtrusive ramps, 
               bench press lifts  
               broken, poor doors…

 just one more amazed 
               interview then an ice bath tonight-

 Shall I learn the lambada 
               over this perpetual winter?


Feral Beryl married Bill Sensible - 
a brown shoe salesmen
They lived for a while 
in Strawberry Hill
Then came the schism 

Homo Deus

Homo Deus rises far too early, doing nobody no favours, plugs in the cat and stares mindfully at a cherished hologram

Grand auto thieves scamper for cover across the kitchen ceiling, Spider Siddall and the gang know when to err on the side of caution

It is now time to retrieve the clavicle from the birdbath, a delicate task demanding scant attention for those bent on self-destruction

The Tannoy erupts into life, someone in Patagonia has decapitated a backpacker with a wayward pitch of the bolus

Despite nemesis and a string of letters to the local authorities, a group of birds persists in the annoying practice of respirating squawkily

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