Monthly Archives: December 2013

Locked Lips Tell No Lies – Extract 8

And indeed the sky was black when I reached the cemetery gates and remembered the day Artemis had torn her dress and then had torn her way purposefully into the wide, wide world that I had always described to her, … Continue reading

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Locked Lips Tell No Lies – Extract 7

But then I grew restless and impulsive, the quasi-stillness fleeting. I couldn’t be in the same place for too long, not now I’d thought of what I had planned for today. The staying power evaporated: the need to move rose … Continue reading

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Washed to my Shore

  Oh thou art Poseidon’s blessing fair, Borne by the waves and washed to my shore, Abundant in crimson coral and opulent pearls, You have a beauty which curtails The calling of sirens, setting me into straits Unknown and familiar, … Continue reading

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Photograph

At my previous house, many unexplained things happened. Figures were seen in rooms, the temperature would drop, my dog would refuse to enter the house, and the lights and the TV turned themselves on and off at whim. One day … Continue reading

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Bridge into Space

When the gates were opened, We drove into the flood, Through roads tar-black, Sticky with the river’s blood Until we could see the bridge; Clear-standing, clear-cut Pathway to an alien land Across the pitched water, South misunderstood A far away … Continue reading

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