Friday, December 31, 2010

abrade the darkness
polish it with ocean sand
tumbling sea glass

Thursday, December 30, 2010

review of the year
more knowledge and some haiku
no love and no job

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I am pulled along
in your charisma slipstream
but beware the bees

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

patterns in the clouds
i see meaning everywhere
augur of madness

Monday, December 27, 2010

the urge to programme
to write some algorithms
create something new

Sunday, December 26, 2010

we talk, a chaise longue,
indian blue eyed beauty
reclining in silks

Saturday, December 25, 2010

homeless in the snow,
battered women in shelters,
sending Christmas love

Friday, December 24, 2010


document your soul
and I will learn it by heart
every word precious

Thursday, December 23, 2010

friends, conversation
the mutual nurturing
love ecosystem

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

between hope and death
the rock face of endurance
I cling to a rope

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

the cold and the night
the flapping of the main sail
raw - tied to the mast

Monday, December 20, 2010


suicide calls me
I hear the seductive song
escape and be free
is there right and wrong?
moral relativism
is inadequate
cultural differences
need respect ... but at Carthage

Sunday, December 19, 2010

tears dry on my face
film - how important friends are
my friends make me live

Saturday, December 18, 2010

fallen leaves of hope
nutrient husk of beauty
collects for compost

Friday, December 17, 2010

purple alphabet
which evolved to roman runes
recorded in bytes

Thursday, December 16, 2010

scale - deep sky objects
the Sculptor Supercluster
quasars, red shifted,
make the Milky Way seem small
my mind a mote, my life brief

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

playing with circuits
I am trying to work out
how to flash the chip

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

QUIET mind, drift to sleep,
slide down to chocolate depths
breath - temperate - long

Monday, December 13, 2010

have arrived for programming
let's not melt these ones

Sunday, December 12, 2010

a drink of water
or breeze on a humid night
the darkness has snapped

Saturday, December 11, 2010

mustard seed of hope
in the dark winter midnight
nestled in my bed
the dark tastes bitter
the silent damp hours empty
winter inside hope

Friday, December 10, 2010

forty-two years old
unemployed, single and mad
healthy, friends, learning

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I live in the dark
body clock drifting vampire
lost alone birthday

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

moving by inches
taking a day at a time
careful with my mind

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

mauled by santa's claws
the Christmas shopping season
the present of debt

Monday, December 6, 2010

fifteen, on a box,
rope around my neck, swaying,
it snapped, failed again

Sunday, December 5, 2010

afternoon curry,
sunday laughter, drinks and friends,
a lovely warm time

Saturday, December 4, 2010

walking on the beach
watching rock climbers and waves,
yachts in the distance

Friday, December 3, 2010

shadows in my skull
throw darkness upon my life
the woodshed drummer
grins at the demons within
a rictus smile, aces and eights

Thursday, December 2, 2010

pico lighthouses
flash warnings of ice, photons
slide away from Earth
scream into the dark
about the song of sunlight days
out of reach like hope
lost inside my head
alien industrial gardens
running drunk and mad

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

awkward in my skin
discombobulated by
normal things in life
the red and the blue
the obsession/delusion
the echoes in time

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

between the book ends
big bang to final heat death
standing in the light

between the book ends
big bang to when protons decay
standing in the light

between the book ends
big bang to the final rip
standing in the light

between the book ends
big bang to uncertain stop
standing in the light

Monday, November 29, 2010

the lives of the dead
Emperor of the known world
Nearly forgotten

Sunday, November 28, 2010

the bridge, the silent
winter landscape between us,
we hold hands in dreams
the gate, the flower
the exchange of touch, looks, licks
the thrusts, trust, release

Saturday, November 27, 2010

stroking the petals
playing with the nerve cluster
breath, fingers, tongue, juice

Friday, November 26, 2010

my housemate's birthday
going out for a curry
wearing silly hats

Thursday, November 25, 2010

spirit animal
the mouse in a shadow maze
searching nervously

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the memes of my world
I bow to the east and west
Kali, Jesus, science

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I had love, yet to
pick at the scab of childhood
the can of maggots
during my childhood
books my solace, clouds of flies,
bags of food rotting

Monday, November 22, 2010

my self confidence
brittle, the slightest knock breaks
a glass spider's web

Sunday, November 21, 2010

soap greyed bath water
womb warmth enveloped and steam
in the cold bathroom

Saturday, November 20, 2010

beyond hydrogen
forged within a star
the dust in my tears

Friday, November 19, 2010

The autumn garden,
masala of damp and cold.
Waiting for acorns.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

my subconscious mire.
My mother ... gross ... freudian
just a dream but yuck

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

write about that now or not?
I force myself to.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

integer to float
cast to a more precise type
it is still discrete

Monday, November 15, 2010

brutally honest
poetry of warts and all.
Did I go too far?
skid mark on my bed
what the fuck! I clean myself,
so why is it there?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

my thoughts torque and tilt
surfing a wave of crazy
extra meds for me
Remembrance Sunday.
Free. Yet war has murdered sleep
for my godfather.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

place strand over strand
learning the weave of the knot
memory, life, death

Friday, November 12, 2010

my furry neighbour
the world's meowyist cat
exploring my house

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I thought it was me.
Bereft of motivation
because of the meds!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the drift of silence
letter to a dead father
sea glass tumbling

inspired by "Full fathom five"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the quiet breathes deep
the warm bed of sleep's river
holding me with love

Monday, November 8, 2010

to save the tiger
beautiful fearsome neighbour
fine in the abstract

Sunday, November 7, 2010

thou art "art" my muse
illusion and delusion
I grasp you recede
unrequited love
tranquility eludes me
I seek to awake

Saturday, November 6, 2010

the night drawing in
the season where some friends shriek
inside their marrow

Friday, November 5, 2010

festivals of light
Diwali and Bonfire Night
Leicester together

Thursday, November 4, 2010

blue is the beauty
sailing in the solar wind
a spectrum apart

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My uncertainty.
With the observation done
the wave collapsed

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

resist temptation
slide through the water of doubt
she loves another

Monday, November 1, 2010

walking out of step
i hear the beat of a drum.
my syncopation

Sunday, October 31, 2010

something in my eye,
bathe it and fight my instinct.
I stop rubbing it.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

a work in progress
education continues
of the soul and heart
waiting patiently
the download will never end
my soul and hope weep

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I need to focus
I float, swept by the current
the river of days

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the madness of cats
distilled into night laughter
in the distant grass

thanks to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

floating in a pool
the dance of the spinning top
delusions of love

Monday, October 25, 2010

central heating on
the outside world is bracing
clear blue autumn day

Sunday, October 24, 2010

my pussycat friend
i feared when you disappeared
oblivious cat

Saturday, October 23, 2010

an inception dream
restart rewrite images
floating spinning top

Friday, October 22, 2010

feel the empty stars
their dust gathers in my eyes
earth in the silence

Thursday, October 21, 2010

the government cuts
public services destroyed
the Tories return

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

lost in the dark wood
no compass, the stars hidden
doubts scratch at my soul

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

indoors whilst it rains
our little island of warmth
casserole cooking
a cup of coffee
reading and warm whilst it rains
autumn has arrived

Monday, October 18, 2010

Computer coding
slowly, slowly learning more
staircase with no top

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the overgrown path
the way is unclear and dark
the way home is east

Saturday, October 16, 2010

the daily ritual
the basin of hot water
the blade strokes my face

Friday, October 15, 2010

my exams finished
i luxuriate in sloth
the warm bed of peace

Monday, October 11, 2010

round and round it goes
my delusions spin about
my merry-go mind

Sunday, October 10, 2010

give me song and wine
before the darkening sky
takes hold of my soul

Saturday, October 9, 2010

the soul wealth I crave
books, music, nature and friends
then my life is full
art is my garden
where I like to sit and think
books, music, soul wealth

Friday, October 8, 2010

the river, the road
the journey for Ithaca
the tau of my life

Thursday, October 7, 2010

from out of the dark
my demons swirl around me
"the fear" assails me

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

the drawing of you
With your head slightly tilted
made with love by him

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

cast upon the shore
the ship wreck survivor walks
birds glide overhead
we had a long talk
settling issues of weight
last night in my dream

Monday, October 4, 2010

breakers ... a lee shore
battling the turbulent sea
the engine sparks ... life

A tanka

For I am but dust
Atoms from inside a star
Yet I am aware
How is it that I can think?
Chaos chemistry and time

Sunday, October 3, 2010

my heart's measured pace
a hop, a step and a jump
when I think of you

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Uni revision
going through the books again
slowly sinking in

Friday, October 1, 2010

the day starts slowly
reading the news on the web
and strong black coffee

Thursday, September 30, 2010

early morning cars
swish, hurry, before the flood
they rush to ... progress?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Living on the dole
is my life circling the drain?
the tau of the leech?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

she is a nut case
am I in love with the nut
or just with the case

derived from a line in the series Ideal s6e04

Monday, September 27, 2010

berries collecting
in the damp autumn garden
the year fades to sleep