.. assassin ..

she said it twice

spelled it

hissing sounds

snakes spitting



suck the word, savour the smell

i have told you my darkest secrets
sounds and sights.

say it again with four s’s

plural we will have more.

sing the sin
then kill it

or pay someone to do it

easy assassin



(word search)

i don’t write about gremlins

nor bogies

have done a search

it has not figured in the work yet


i know that my bread is usually buttered

held carefully it does not fall

not anyway down


if i wrote about bogies  they will be under

the bed not

up the nose

at all


some of us may not be so afraid any more






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cross too



cold room council house

she lit the fire that day


one gift each plus the stocking



a compendium of games or jigsaw to share

three brothers


she walked, talked, blinked


wore the gingham dress and pants


i still have her

draw her scan her

photograph her


show her in exhibition

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. green -the challenge .

the challenge, 12 sentences starting with the same word – green.


:: green road :

green road is where I was born; in winton.


green grocer delivered each tuesday and thursday.

green front doors and hedges line the road, repetitive.


green shooting brake denotes uncle’s arrival, posh we thought,truth came later.


green our neighbour’s face as bombs fell/were pushed; she hid in the outside toilet.


green school knickers; janet next door under her gymslip.

greens up the garden, with spuds  & rhubard, runners & plums.


greens for dinner, liver & gravy; poor food, i guess there was rationing.


green her coat with big buttons,darted & half belt she wore while shopping.


green my mittens, shetland hand knitted; a souvenir.


green the scarf that matched, richer now.


green the sky; the storm passes.