Saturday, 29 December 2018


I admire my lady’s
latest manicure
adore the colour and
shapeliness whilst being
fully alive to the
weals those nails
will leave on my back
when she repays my
admiration with

(For the consent for the lovely image of @Lelasdesires on Tumblr, I thank her, and it has nothing to do with her or her life but is merely my imagination.)

Monday, 3 December 2018


She saw red behind her
eyelids as she
shuddered, her synapses
sparking wildly as
images of all her
lost friends slid by,
judged by geeks or worse by
some abstract algorithm
determining whether she might be
human after all.

With the wonderful image of espera1609, whose tumblr might well be lost forever after this month, amidst the ongoing infantilisation of the internet. Don't you think we should all protest the loss of adult spaces? Or do we love kittens and puppies too much?

Sunday, 25 November 2018


Sometimes she imagined them
just closing the door
dressed and emptied
but then she imagined
heavy footsteps on the stairs and
a soft kiss on her
sullied face.

(With the kind permission of @espera1609 for the use of her image, with no aspersions on her life)

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Pose and Poise

I am the “i” between
pose and poise
between a wry smile and
knowing the lust
nudity engenders that
forgets the
“I” between
pose and poise.

(Photo with the kind permission of @espera1609 on Tumblr)

Monday, 1 October 2018

Different Geometries

A poor student, I
struggled with geometry
though it was only
straight lines and angles.

But then you
sauntered into my life, all
curves and complexity and
different geometries.


(Image used by kind permission of  and to whom I am most grateful and you should go visit. The poem is my imagination and is not a reflection of their lifestyle)

Saturday, 22 September 2018


She felt rusted
knew there was only
one kind of oil that would
unhinge her and she
didn’t even care if he
kept his damned
socks on.

(With the kind permission of the wonderful @espera1609 on Tumblr--go visit her!)

Friday, 27 July 2018


Spread open like a
butterfly but
unpinned in
anyone's cabinet you
dance and
kick the walls
with your strong
bare feet.

With thanks to the wonderful photo of @espera1609 on Tumblr