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Conceived in an alley born in a cave raised on seaweed. Spent my early years on a roofrack. Left School at 10 caught by truant officer back at school by 11. I'm a twin of two others and I can play several instruments in my head and none with my hands. My first job was part time I painted the odd numbers on dice. I made a career out of avoiding a career.  My body is a temple often prodded by archeologists.


My stories


The Boy in the Field

The red bricked house was shaped like an upside down capital L . The brown front door opened straight into a small kitchen with three large windows...

New Year

New Year Like the old year Stale air makes you feel faint New Year like the old year With a new lick of paint New Year Resolutions Promises you know...
Gold cherry

Romance Not

I could never forget the first time we kissed In a telephone box reeking of piss Our lips touched briefly before the smell drove us out It was a...

Cafe on the Corner

Strawberry milkshakes Red checked tablecloth Ashtrays Condensation abseiling Down the big window Creaky chairs Small tables Checked Lino on the floor...

Oh Little England

Oh Little England The Empire has crumbled The Colonialists long gone But the Landed Gentry Carry on like nothing has changed They inherited wealth...