• Notes on a summer’s eve jog, during the pandemic they all look on… the raucous rooks rollick: “hey porky, you’re too unfit” the jiggedy jackdaw japes: “you’re too infirm” the swooping swifts swipe: “you’re too slow!” the picky pigeon proffers: “you’re like my juicy worms – no legs!” and the wriggly wren whispers: “you’d never […]
  • Can we do it? Yes we can! And we did We went out and we played our matches Bettered the opposition when we could And enjoyed sporting contests With fluent football to the fore. But now we regrettably face An opponent that side-swipes us Invades and infects And trips up our lungs, squeezing them To […]
  • there’s an eerie silence as I head off to bed – the silence is natural for I’m always the last to settle but there’s a sense of devastation that permeates the corridors a sense of damnation and enforced captivity; there has been no travel from front door to town; no shoving out to school no […]
  • Like a gnarled old hand, the spindly tree spread out above me Stooped over the country lane Its silhouetted fingers, tickling the hedge-hemmed curious calves Lying in wait somewhere, hidden and camouflaged – The accursed covid corsair Ready to make inroads, to breach boundaries, to infect and infest To strangle the lungs Of the desperately […]
  • If I wasn’t Ossie for the day Then I’d be the Cat For he was our hero And that was that All over the goalbox He’d leap and spring “There’s only one Peter Bonetti” Oh, how the Shed would sing And now that he’s gone Our memories all good and true For he was the […]