hikes ‘n’ yikes


hikes ‘n’ yikes ( sekiy ‘n’ sekih )

the rising cost of tea
& cheapo custard creams

the soaring price of squiddy ink
& sheets of recycled tree

or “paper” ( if you must )
is bumming poetry

up the hairy backroad
where the brown bears growl

see the normans harrying
norf f.c

yoking like the romans
when they’re claudine forked

effed or rogered
this is not a jolly flag

hags in flighty nighties
bull eyed bellends

poke us with cattle prods
& invisible twigs

all the normalzzz shudder
barking utter bollards

so the bend is near
chafe the evening breezy

& pay fifty quid or else
for this scribbled “freebie”

b a r d


b a r d ( d r a b )

bark a rabid dirge

blacken a red door

blue a roan donkey

bloom a rosy dawn

bite a ripe damson

blow a raspberry – doughnut

build a rocky den

breathe a rousing dew

boat a river down

bob a robin’s dance

brush a rascal dog

bumble a runcible ditty

bee a rainy day

bright against rising darkness

bugger all robotic diktats

bring a rubber duckie

lost in muesli


lost in muesli ( ilseum ni tsol )

deader than prince phillip
rosencratz or elvis

woe’s a broken flow
a simian simile

a monkey up a tree
a gibbon wrapped in ribbons

the road ahead is blueness
& not on google earth

the birth of venus teases
a botticelli bot

& huff behind the blinds
saving us from daylight

the morn’ before i saw
a kingfisher catch

a freshwater kraken
the size of an ice cream van

& ran home to tell
the man on the news

who laughed at my tale
the rest’s a beached whale

a bee in a sonnet
a pocketful of breadcrumbs

dreaming still of yous
in me unlaced oxford shoes

august salad


august salad ( dalas tsugua )

buddleia burn
butterfly churn
church mouse trouser leg
beach towel owl
pie chart charlemagne
bargain bin sinbad
blackberry beret
ants in flying pants
sugar paper trail
goblin holiday
garden gnomes roaming
gobi aloo desert
carbonated penfriends
cartoon cartwheels
slowly, homeward lancelot
knights creeping in
outbound hourglass
money maker ketchup
marigold standard
carpal tunnel vision
oft on occasions
turning leafen tables
snakes in the loft
octavian’s moth