I’m not much interested in words
they trick and tease
black on a space that’s not quite white
sullied by your gaze
smeared in the act of their creation


e=mc2. wrong.
m a confusion based on our incomprehension of e.
c, based on time, another illusion.
part of the complete impossibility of our comprehension of e.

oh, and justice is always miscarried. battered, we throw ourselves at each other and blow up or shatter.
I am shot through with darkness, bleary and caffeinated, needy and needing.


and when we go
all the rest will know
that the machine is the ghost

getting old

when can I succumb to the sadness and the pain in my petrifying muscles
hard as rock, the breath now hardly penetrates

no wisdom in age, only perhaps a tired reconciliation with the facts


byrne on bread
take a piece of bread
put it in the toaster
watch it toast
put butter on it
eat one half
now eat the other half

bowie on bread
don’t fear the wheat
do not dread the biggest piece of bread

bono on bread
woah oooh oh oh ohhhh
waohhh ohhh oohh woah


they’re all hot places now
where I grew up was wet and cold, now it’s a lovely day they say,
nothing between us and the sun.
the vultures watch the line between earth and sky for carrion while
I follow fleeing winter, craving mornings with frozen breath


In photography, use geometry to add possibility.

Email to Anna

Yummmmm (re Icelandic chocolate)

went out to Blanco today to the dentist
All good, they are great
House is fine, it appear, lots of kids playing, they move out July 4th so I will go there then and clean up and then go back to Colombia
Mom still in hospital, in fact it is good, as they are running tests on her and seeing why she gets indigestion. Her head is better. So hopefully she will return home improved, but she will need home help, etc. Called Tom, he was in his boat on the Severn.. makes him and me so happy
Daphne quite content in her old people’s home in Chepstow, doing well, says Dad.
hot hot hot here. went swimming but too soon after a chicken sandwich so came home.
Cali 2 – Medellín 0 🙁


dreamt of driving through flat texas landscape looking for the tigris delta in an old land rover with you or someone that might have been you.

dirty city 2

sad and exhausted from the weight of it all

I was born in a dirty city

she never left the dirty city

I’m going back to the dirty city