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James Fountain

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The Catch of Commerce

The leafy cabinets of English scenes slot together like forgotten dreams. Slender conifers sway on distant hillsides, curlews soar, calls rising ever...

Watching mothers of knife crime victims on TV

A broken bone in my back jogs downwards occasionally, as I watch mothers of knife crime victims on TV, wishing I could say our pain is the same, as...

Child comforting a mother

A lump in my mum’s throat as she tells me of the lump in my aunt’s breast, the years between pass across troubled eyes, her mouth struggling to...

Losing You

As the sun sinks slowly through an ever-changing sky, your eyes in the light darkened, opened to reality’s bite, cruelty of night blights the soul...

Empty Highway Home

The road is clear, but for the weather lashing down liquid intermittently, wipers doing overtime at midnight, after a John Mayall gig in Stoke,...