Thursday 25 April 2013


3.10 pm: the quivering light and warmth cry out for touch, but your blurred, sweaty hands recoil in shock, touch nothing.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Like new

12.00 noon: clusters of unfurling bright green leaves make patterns on an even brighter blue - the whole sky like a crisp, new printed cotton curtain.

Thursday 18 April 2013


8 am: the wild wind advances, noisy and unguided, kicking over all loose objects in its drunken path.

Monday 15 April 2013


this is the season
of big yellow skips - their blue
tarpaulins flutter

Friday 12 April 2013


8.05 am: the forecast says cloudy with rain, hail, thunder, and snow in the north - time and tolerance stretched by too many weathers.

Wednesday 10 April 2013


12.50 pm: rice 'n peas and thick brown gungy stuff - Jamaican comfort food is sunshine in the belly on a cold day.

Tuesday 9 April 2013


11.45 am: through the blurring drizzle, a frail young woman approaches, clutching a small baby to her breast - oh no, it's a large loaf of bread.