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Bitterfly

Hi, folks firstly I need to apologise for lack of blog contact recently been very at work. However, my poetry has taken I further twist. I try to write two-three poems a day which means I have a big catalogue of work, which I feel needs publishing to the public. My ...

Signs; The Letters We Write

Danners may remember the Colin Low Lecture; ‘Have Disability Rights Gone Too far’. I was reminded of it by the time I finished this poem. I was also put in mind of a social model expectation that a better world for us would be a better world for everyone.

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Rainbow over a house

Sitting on a pot of gold

I saw a rainbow once. It pointed to a house. Who lived there? Was he rich? Would he use the money well? Sitting on a pot of gold Malchey is as sad a soul As ever sat on a pot of gold His expectations over ruled By a fair assessment Malchey chooses to sit things ...

Kids playing

Here I am

I don’t know why but I was thinking I should go and talk to the kids. Tell em about their mom’s and dads. I never got around to it so I wrote a poem instead. It's a poem about memories. Memories of what it was like to be a kid ...

Sliced grapefruit

Juice – Non Comprehendi

Juice. The third or fourth in a forlorn sequence started with a misnamed Seed identifier. Juice responds to each page in Yoko’s Grapefruit. Grapefruit is more alien to me than the seeds of the oak which I recognise as well formed and succinct. Unlike Elvis, born in the land of ...

Declaration 10: Hear Me

Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reads; Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. Whilst all these declarations have been written for ...

Declaration 9 – Exploring Exile

Maybe detention may have been a better focus here than exile. Exile raises questions of race and place. But can you not be exiled within your own country? Semantically maybe not. But what of institutionalised care, the house on the hill, the special school, the care home, nursing home, the ...

Black and white close up of a man's face

Acorn: The Glorious Servant’s Dream End

This is the second time i’ve used Yoko Ono’s Sky Piece II. Well, the third actually. The first time was just for me. The second and this one; shared. Why? Sick of flicking through Instagram and Pinterest I finally bought the book. Today I’m gladdened that the glorious servant ...

Watercolour painting of a cat sitting underneatha chair in the garden

It has escaped my mind

Some time ago I made an Advance Directive; what some people call a Living Will. It read: "If I am unable to recognise my family, then I no longer wish to live." The next phrase seems to me now to be on the grim side. "I wish to be transported ...

Two Sunny Days in Bristol

On the 23rd and 24th of July I joined several hundred other researchers from a range of backgrounds by the harbourside in Bristol, for The British Autoethnography Conference 2018. The nautical backdrop and climate were spectacular. Autoethnography can be literally described as the study of self and culture through writing, ...