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The Free Lunch (service included) The waitress brings him soup; The Chef’s special, written up Sans serif, no curlicues, no loops. ..read more
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(Picture © Monika Piesik, 1997, mezzotint 3/4)Self-portrait An image jars, and looking up from your book, You catch yourself, unawares ..read more
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In the last poem, Imago, there was the idea of a second self, a pure self - an alter ego, a possibility awaiting realisation: the voice ..read more
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Imago What one hopes for from love is discovery, Not of the other, but of oneself: Not a new self, rather something left on the shelf. ..read more
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Childhood Childhood, Like a question unasked Hovers In the silence between the pauses. Childhood, With its dog barking, ..read more
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Splinters To begin with, you are perfect, unsullied, A pristine exhibit, kept behind doors, Held under glass in the museum of us; Kept ..read more
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And somewhere in the dark atlas of the mind Is the conceit in the relief of a journey that is signed. Neither poetry nor ..read more
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"The thoughtlessness, carelessness and cocksureness with which children are brought up is frightful to see: and yet everyone is ..read more
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                           What we learn of life as children is absorbed one way or another, and then it seeps into ..read more
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