Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sink or Swim

She hadn’t noticed the water rising,
cutting her off from the mainland.

Now she was trapped,
standing on a patch of rapidly shrinking solid ground.

The midday sun,
which had warmed her gently in the morning,
burned down fiercely
adding discomfort to fear.

Today she would learn how to swim or she would drown.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


M. “You just said sizzling.”

C. “Bacon.”

M “Bacon and sausages and other stuff that sizzles?”

C. “Yes.”

M. “Now you’ve made me hungry
but I haven’t got anything that sizzles
unless I burn some soup.”


Girl 1. “Men are like nail varnish.”

Girl 2. “Nail varnish?”

Girl !. “Sure, you don’t really need it but it’s nice to have.”

Girl 2. “ You wouldn’t want to wear the same colour all the time though.”

Girl 1. “ Acetone!”

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Seeking answers,
Finding confusion.
Seeking comfort,
Embracing illusion

Seeking the future,
Losing the past.

Seeking stability,
Sinking fast.

Turning, ever turning,
So many questions burning,

Branding pain inside
Nowhere left to hide.

Impossible to stay,
Unthinkable to go.

No “right thing to do”
Family breakdown,

Catch 22.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Her daughters sat at the table eating lunch.

In the same places they sat for every meal.

How would they feel about sitting at a different table,

in a different house, surrounded by strange furniture?

Speaking a strange language to strangers,

being foreigners.

What was more important?

Whose happiness mattered most?

She knew the answer…