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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

Broken Shell

Broken shell Empty nest Put your faith To the test Take your first flight And fly it blind Go your own way Ignore the signs Say a prayer Choose a...

Ross Beach

The North Sea is at its coldest When winter is wide awake The waves are so much louder When they rise crash and break The swishing of the water...


Everywhere you go You go slow Traffic lights and signs Altered white lines Still, Time stuck in a line Is never wasted When you can see traffic on...
Gold cherry

My Alcoholic Queen

The door was open just enough To let last night’s ghost sneak away Like morning mist floating high Disappearing into the day Birdsong with its broken...

I'll Wait Here

Gloucester Green Bus Station 2 o clock saturday afternoon Sun is out burning scalps I’m trying hard not to swoon I met you a week ago And now I am in...