A memory as clear as a perfect summer;
the two-funnelled steamship, that day trip
to Inverary. Dashing from pier to pier
under fug of smoke; going below
to watch engine cranks turn mesmerically;
on the way back people on deck
singing to an accordion band.
Most of the Clyde paddle steamers
are scattered or scrapped. One lay berthed
on the London Thames,...
Saturday 30th July 2011 11:39 am
Tags: Clyde,Paddle steamers
Breakfast is moving to Salford.
The giant polar bear will melt
in about five days. The landlord
has a firm, settled intention:
by night he dons all the sequins
and feathers, trawling hotspots,
on patrol. No deposit, ever.
What early trauma ...? Emergency lights:
cowering under a stool in the kitchen.
(Actona Dodgem Bar Stool on chrome base).
Sunday 3rd April 2011 10:48 pm
Tags: cut-up,experimental,manchester evening news
Question 17 on the census form “is left intentionally blank.”
Pull the other one: there was a question there once.
Do you surreptitiously pick your nose
when you think no one is looking?
Do you have trouble sleeping /
get up in the night at all hours,
worrying about things left undone,
or things you did, and shouldn’t have?
Are you happy in yo...
Wednesday 30th March 2011 10:04 am