Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dear Anonymous

May I call you dear Anon?

I am flattered by your attention --
or your clever program's efforts

but I just want to say --

I have no need for fashionable sheepskin slippers-to-be-worn-on-the-street
I can't use vi*gra as I am not appropriately equipped
I don't have a payday so such loans are not helpful


You are very thoughtful offering to increase my traffic!
(I worked for years to combat congestion and manage road demand)

I am pleased your university course is going well
is comprehension a subject you study?
and the blogposts of tree pictures that you find so informative --
I'd worry about being an electrician too

I must be a disappointment, my friend Anon
I wish you were a bit more disappointed in fact

but thanks for the attention, sweet Anon


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

We're still dancing

Venus and The Sailor, 1925, by Salvador Dali

We’re still dancing

We’ve danced all night and skipped rope together
You spinning double tied to the railings coated in ice and then my hand

We’ve washed the dishes dried the dishes turned the dishes over
You standing  to swing against the sky in the cold autumn night: some naughty children on the run

And still you love me amongst the baby carriages and the flapping nappies and you’ve forgiven the passion-killer undies conceding defeat in the face of comfort

Ones we shared when the bundle of shared existence was too tight to separate for clean clothes or appearances

The shaken heads with wisdom telling it would never last
Never last once the lust had burned itself out

Still waiting
Still dancing all night 

Thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the image and inspiration.  Please read more here at http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

Sunday Trees

Two poplars and a spiral staircase next to the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.  

(three, actually)


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Breakfast Mag

Breakfast, 1921, Fernand Leger

Breakfast Mag

Well, my darling, I always suspected you were an empty-headed cloud-brain
My mistake

Apologies, because I quite admire M. Leger.  Thanks to Tess for the inspiration.  More meals can be found here.