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Come up ten years, is, at this house and last night at just after midnight I saw the first fox I ever saw in the street there. Young one. All lithe and limber, springy. Black socks, high ears. Up over … Continue reading

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Christmas Green

I was thinking of a way to write about a particular feeling of Christmas, when I came upon this old piece I never posted (least, I don’t think so). Turns out it says pretty much everything I wanted to say … Continue reading

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Talking in Bed

This is a little sketch monologue I made this week, between jobs. I kind of let it go where it wanted to go, and that was as liberating as it sounds. And I mean for both the pictures and the … Continue reading

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Vanishing Points

While Dad disappears into his dementia – absent from words and from recency, the football results too now slipping by – Mum is visibly shrinking in size, so that even in the layers of winter clothes – a hat she … Continue reading

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A love song about the English countryside and about the English, Detectorists (BBC Four, Channel X, written and directed by Mackenzie Crook) has been my most treasured TV find (see what I did?) of recent times. It’s beautifully, gently, so carefully paced, … Continue reading

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Poppy Seeds on My Soul

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Opening the Sky

Late summer, the family of hedge cutters arrive. A little ritual of forgetting, and then ‘same price as last year’ is agreed. His handshake (the father) turns into the twisted palm clasp; pulls in for a shoulder bump, though our … Continue reading

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If Sally – a Cut-Out Poem

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Kacky the Kitten, 4 (Love)

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Two Voices: That’s When I Knew #2

Voice 1: In the Light I remember it was a Saturday afternoon. We’d been going out for about a month. We were at his house. The TV was on – some home makeover programme which we were only really half-watching – … Continue reading

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