The Singer & The World’s Pain

Melodious, she sang, Like a bird in the meadow Awake to the day; Trilling to the heavens And chirping to the flowers, She praised the day, The night, the dusk, the dawn. It mattered not who heard, What they thought, What they said; She sang relentless, Regardless, with all her heart. And for a moment, […]


The mountain called to me, and not in a good way. At first, I’d thought it gathering thunder its clouds hidden behind the massif. It wasn’t. A dying bear, falling rocks, world’s biggest belching squirrel, and any number of idiocies flittered through my brain as I approached the summit. The grunting, grating, growling sound overwhelmed […]

All in the Mind

A collective sigh went up from the audience as, in turn, the lights went down. I waited on the cusp of another breath, but the auditorium remained pitch black, the diva’s final echoing note slipping away into memory.  After several minutes, the audience began to filter away, heading for the spectral exit signs like migrating […]

The Songstress

It’s not audio flowing through my headphones but pure feeling. I am taken, spirited away into a space between the natural and the created, deposited somewhere in between without ceremony. I’m glad I am.      Boom, it starts, then a dull incessant thud takes over. Next, her voice. She soothes me in moments – no […]

The Blues

When she sang the world stopped to listen. Time collapsed around that angelic voice to secure you and she in a bubble of smooth dreams and stories retold. There was no better place to be. You didn’t have to see her because you felt her. You didn’t have to meet her because she was already […]

Beer Glass Blues

Staring down a tunnel Of tubular glass, A brown ocean flowing Topped with white surf. There’s singing, Or shouting, Or something, But I’m trying not to look. Instead, I flick glances From my glass  To the mirror behind the bar And you. But you don’t look back. You lounge In your denims, Red chequered blouse, […]