By the meagre spark of a cigarette, The scapegrace’s gang was always well met: Mealy mouthed and nicotine stained, They gathered by night but never by day. Haunting the queasy quarters of the city, The dark back alleys and the not so pretty Gelatinous overspill of late night bars, They dodged dustbins, drunks and stolen […]

Dark Summer

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma Summation – July 30, 2016   Five years have passed Since that dark summer, Amy Winehouse gone And you in a coma. I held your hand And said your name, Talking until you came Back and we thought Everything would be the same. You called […]

Dark Dreams of Drowning

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #120 also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform   – Alessio Albi   Caught in a net of despair, Rank water dripping from your hair Patters like tiny fingers tapping In the languid lake. Feet grasped by reeds And ponderous pondweed, Lips tight shut against intrusive […]