Beautiful girl We’re on our first date One year anniversary Time’s a week late Test came up green Bump Fu supreme Bruce’s round head looking up at me Now he’s smiling and charming the socks off everyone So long China and the Whibleys are gone Exiled in France Stressed out of our pants Came off … More Time – Lapse Whibley
Daddy what’s that white stuff? What’s halloumi? Are you going to give some to Alice and me? Is it meat? Is it sweet? Do dinosaurs eat halloumi? Why don’t dinosaurs eat halloumi? Don’t dinosaurs like cheese? Not even a T-Rex? Why do some dinosaurs eat other dinosaurs? Daddy, what’s a vegetarian? Why is Uncle Patrick … More A Minute in the Life of ….
You don’t love me when I take your toys away Or when I try to move your hair from in front of your face When I’m asking you to sit up straight Or finish every last piece of food on your plate Sometimes you hate me When I brush your teeth or won’t give you … More Love Poem
The ant nest stood in the corner of the playground away from the courts and equipment For months it had grown and flourished underground without any resentment, judgement or threat An ill-timed, mis-aimed full-power shot sent the football in that direction Unfortunately for everyone, including the ants it was Jacob’s turn to fetch The ball … More 3rd Conditional
Caught in a trap 5 day relapse I’m back half my brain and a thinking cap Not exactly a pack or a bulging sack But enough to keep me whacked and my quill untapped A self imposed whip reluctant to crack Can’t plan for a stack when enthusiasm lacks Anything read back is average or … More Self Inflicted Block
Surrounded by stone inside or out Opposite a cliff in a small stone house Pebbles in my shoes and in the kids’ mouth It’ll make you sick quick spit it out now Chips of slate laid down in driveways And large plant pots kids nick em and play Stash them away in their small coat … More Stones
Bruce found pink teddy bears Sitting in the tunnel Next to the swings, slides and basketball funnel 4 in total zipped up tight Remanence dropped from the previous night If the bag had been open he’d have given them a go No way for him to know growing up in the town of Swizzles Matlow … More Pink Teddy Bears