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A Poem about Creativity

I am trapped in the radiance of brutal angels Lonely in the spaces between creations I make my own world as flimsy shelter Doors, walls, roofs made broken Sun, rain, breeze falls into me The universe hides in my fingertips I hold tightly on, marooned with the angels Silence dancing without me Butterflies scratching at the blackboard, Waiting for ...

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Daphne is looking for help over her recent confusion with the National Theatre?

Yes it’s time for your regular date with Daphne! And remember, popcorn only pops when it’s hot! Which probably means our popping days are over for yet another year - as winter is definitely coming. Now a few weeks ago, when we were all still hot and popping, I was at the DaDaFest ...

Missing

Once upon a while ago when younger, still brash, cocky and apathetic I thought I’d enter a tryptich of photographs into a Shape Arts Open on the theme of, if I recall correctly, what disability means to you. I started well but the apathy won (again). The pictures went missing. ...

In the Mean Time – Chapter 1

There was an advert relating to mean time. Colliers Wood. I don’t know what it was for. It wasn’t for the meantime. It wasn’t what I saw. Adverts, Profit, money motive. Seems to be the law.There will be more to follow. Like jabs upon the jaw. In The Mean Time – ...

Wait

A warning from a personal history bound up in compromise reflecting on the who and the who could have been. Its alright, not too bad, one gets by, my oh my, always driven by other voices and the imagining of a change that may have been coming but never did. ...

Chatting to a (non) Chugger – The 7th Wave

We met Katie Dawson and Fay Kent, Life Guards both, on the beach at Bigbury Bay. Trying to tie us up to a direct debit benefiting the Royal National Lifeguard Institute, (RNLI) Katie asked not to be called a chugger. The RNLI had a pretty decent offer. £36 for a small ...

To be or not to be disabled

I've taken the liberty of adapting William Shakespeare's soliloquy for Hamlet 'To Be or Not to Be' to highlight the plight of disabled people under successive Tory Governments. Willie understands tragedy very well, and that is what is happening now but will it take years before it dawns on ordinary ...

Conscripted

Words start to fall on a moonlight walk. 'Conscripted into separation' starts it all. I wonder what it means. I share the line with someone who gives it a thumbs up. I forget it as the day goes on. It returns. It gets a few more numbered lines. Its left. ...

Daphne next to the Eiffel Tower

Yes it’s time for your regular date with Daphne

And remember, if you don’t like toast – don’t eat it! Before we get started, let me extend a quick hello to Patrick and Dennis who both wrote in to my previous blog– thank you boys! Last week I took a cheeky little break and popped over to Paris. Oo-la-la! Very romantic ...

Resurrecting the Glorious Servant

The champ had been taking a real beating but like a true champ he believed in finding his second wind. It took a while but he found it

Resurrecting the Glorious Servant It had been unremitting misery Being away I missed this space This place This desk This hex This mouse This house This file This smile Turned upside down Yes the sun
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