Haiku: Tuesdays

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Days have their colour,there's a feeling and a mood --what am I wearing? Copyright Francis 2021

Poem: ‘Handbags’

Photo by flat hito on Pexels.com She breezes inas if no crisis were enveloping. I'm asked to commenton the bright red handbag, glitzy, chic -- expensive,as it's thrust in my face. I look at her clothes,the mask which cost more than dinner for two.And then the eyes. What do I see? Nothing but sadness, emptinessbehind … Continue reading Poem: ‘Handbags’

The Beatles ‘We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper’ Best Ever Double A Side?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyclqo_AV2M Even though I was only six years old, I remember these songs vividly. In my opinion this is simply the best ever double A side, and certainly my all time favourite, although I realise there is some stiff competition, particularly a 1967 release from the same Liverpool outfit, The Beatles. Released towards the end … Continue reading The Beatles ‘We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper’ Best Ever Double A Side?

I Don’t Buy Shoes

The other day I had cause to open your wardrobe and shoes fell out like maggots from a corpse.   New shoes old shoes blue shoes broken shoes.   A pair for every day of the year it seemed. Try as I might I couldn't get them all back, for   I don't have your … Continue reading I Don’t Buy Shoes

Poem ‘City Nights’

City Nights Though your faces change these same streets remain. Same high sights in floodlit stone, city nights abased by brawls and chilli fights in queues Where were you when I was this green and victim? Your fashion is the masque of fools, disguises nothing; your life like mine is still waste But somehow you're … Continue reading Poem ‘City Nights’