my dad this morning.
He wasn’t lying.
Brill! I love Stroud.
Rosa told me
‘Come down here Aimee, I’m in bed with a lioness who is telling me adult stories and we’re drinking tea’
я не сграда прекрасный. Nope.
The green is alarming.
skeins of lucid translucent insects
cheliceratal, demon like
slyly unfurled, poised for flight
cluster at every street corner.
rustle in the breeze bringing the rain,
heralds the patter of crickets, wraps
rumours dull murmurs around the trunks.
nestles in the bark.
A passer by wraps herself around a thick tome,
nestles in her anorak hood
against the drizzle, still
spring comes in her step.
shyly peeks through her eyelashes
a net for the sinking sickle moon
caught by the fierce brash sun
ponds of light firework in broad
daylight beneath every crouching
arc in the landscape,
enquiring after sunlight
She glances back, colour blinded
seeing red-burn in a sea of green.
it burns in her eyes and crawls down
a vivid shiver
comes alight and rests in her heart.
A starling alights on a fresh cut branch.
Heather and I were having fun (!) in a music practice room… that had a window through into a lesson room. The teacher and pupil had their backs to the window, but every now and again the cheeky-faced year 7 would turn around to look and pull suggestive faces at us. Eventually we came to notice this, and thus commenced a soundproofed, secretive battle of sexy looks whenever his teacher was distracted.
And then the teacher turned around to catch all three of us in the act- giggled, tried to look outraged, giggled again, and dismissed the lesson.
So I went to a car boot sale really late on, expecting all the bargains to be gone… AND THEN spotted this old hispanic looking guy, with boxes of curiosities and old records. The first one I spotted was Aladdin Sane (some sort of bowie sixth sense?), then I delved deeper and all sorts came up- Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Patti Smith, The Clash, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Sly and The Family Stone… gah, wish I had a record player! Due to limited budget even though only 2 quid a shot, and as these are a friend’s birthday present I just picked out these few she’d love.