Snippets (ix) Giffnock (iv) Fragments (ii)

Calderwood chicken-noodle soup


Illustrated Old-Testament

Under the dining-room table

On the stairs, adult conversation

Betty Dawn, cigarettes and velour tracksuits

Certainty of Friday-night chicken soup


Of Human Bondage and The Ascent of Man


Fried-egg sweeties and cola bottles

Red-reminders for the gas

Cold side of the pillow and Snow Patrol flash-forward

The Beachgrove Garden


Midges in my eyes and mouth and ears

Hovering in an ever-present moment;

Mrs Firth; old with wiry hair;

The Echo

Brasso, polishing.

Night-time and the Eternal Bard, terrified ascent;

Gefilte-fish; shut the door Dennis!


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Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

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