Contingency

If you dig a hole and get in it,                                                      what then?               If you, say, flick a tree and holler,                                                      then what?                                          If you reverse into an attitude of dotty surrender, all flags flying, the sky as blue               as an unblown whistle, the children dancing,                           well what’s next […]

Maundy Thursday

Right royally we’d screwed up,            splashed out                       on non-essential starches and yeasts, spreed through a month’s wage            one Wednesday night                       till emptied pockets hung loose and sad like donkeys’ ears.            So we stooped low                       at the fountain of dreams, stole pounds and pence            from tiled shallows,                       coins […]