Poem for Joe
20 September 2018 | 10:15 am

Another day When nobody goes to work Another day When there is no shape to things Another day Waiting for the post-mortem Another day Unable to concentrate Another day When we order a takeaway Because nobody feels Like cooking or … Continue reading

Poem for Joe
18 September 2018 | 8:19 pm

I woke up early this morning. The yard was littered With shrivelled leaves, Sycamore wings gossiping Across the flags, Exchanging dry predictions Of a coming winter. I didn’t want the litter, The autumnal imperfection So out I went in my … Continue reading

For Joe, 1984-2016
17 September 2018 | 2:28 pm

Let’s cut to the chase, You don’t love another human being Because they’re perfect, You love them in spite of every imperfection, Because of them even. You live in the cracks that marble Their being, nestle in the fractures, Grow … Continue reading

Poem for my son, Joe, 1984-2018.
14 September 2018 | 7:59 pm

You don’t get over it. You never get over it. You live with it, Deep and visceral In your gut. Getting over it Is getting over Somebody you love, Present tense, Not loved, love, Now, Until the day of your … Continue reading


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