Savvy Book – The Undertaking

Consumed this World War Two themed novel, Audrey Magee’s ‘The Undertaking’, in one sitting! Beautifully written, although the author is a little over-fond of the verb ‘said’. Still, at least it doesn’t read like a piece of student coursework, with the over-contrived use of every single synonym for ‘said’ in existence. On finishing the novel (whichContinue reading “Savvy Book – The Undertaking”

Flighty in Florida: A Silly Poem

Fuelled-up and fired-up, Trump falls to the floor, and soon finds his feet – for now he has four! Fluffed-up and fun-filled, he friends-up with Vlad fooling Melana that Vlad’s just a fad! Flighty in Florida, Mel wants her fill; unable to fake it, Trump becomes ill. Mel fancies the flop is linked-up with Vlad,Continue reading “Flighty in Florida: A Silly Poem”

Exonerated

False. All made up. All made up and fixed up. All the words that blow out of my mouth. All bubbles, airborne and popping, leaving nothing. No untruths, no fairy tales, no collaborative cock-up with Putin. All filled up, popped up and emptied, I leave you with my nothingness. An empty space –     Continue reading “Exonerated”

Making My Way Across Counties

‘My body is a small cave door it’s a slick whale  a jubilant sea of tall grass that sways & makes its way across countries’ (lines 1-4 of ‘::Searching for My Own Body::’ by Yesenia Montilla.)   Out of a small cave door, he came forth, and a birth came forth from whence emerged anotherContinue reading “Making My Way Across Counties”