Few Hairs and The Torteless

So that’s his game! The old man sat there with a brick for a phone pressed to his hairy ear. He squinted, strained to hear whoever he talked with, mouthed spittle-infused words. Oh, he was good. Really good. But it was an obvious ruse. He turned and gave me that glassy-eyed look only the elderly […]

How to Step out of the Dark

How to Step out of the Dark A Writer’s Guide to Creative Self-Expression As first published on Medium. Please feel free to join me there. Writing is by its nature a solitary affair. Although we may duet on a poem, seek advice on this fact or that, in essence, we sit, write and publish on […]

The Author List

This is the second and final part of my lists posts after The Book List yesterday. These are the lists that define my reading and writing career so far. Again, I have put this in a rough chronological order from young to now. There is not one author here that appears on my book list. […]

Japan in Waiting

 Land of the rising sun: Home of the many folded sword, Where samurai walk the neon streets Past geisha billboards, And words mean more with less. With mystic and mystique you enthral, As I glimpse the unusual made usual. Hillside temples are still holy Beneath the eye of watching Buddha  And Shinto calms my soul. How strange you seem, yet alluring! Oh, to walk your […]

Looking Forward

There’s a feeling in the air A scent upon the breeze A toning down of colour An aching in my knees A loosening of foliage That’s falling to the floor A crispiness below me A crunching I adore The world is turning russet The sun is dropping low But I’m now looking forward For that […]

You Could? or You Could.

You could? If you want to Then you’ve got to But don’t forget Want is wrong If you need to Then you have to But don’t forget Haves aren’t happy If you should do Then you must do But don’t forget Must equals obsessive You could. If you want to Take your time And don’t […]