Fondue 006 Audio Anthology

The latest audio anthology, or ‘virtual poetry night’, by Sydney based collective Fondue includes work inspired by the visual prompt of “Bi-head with White T-shirt”, a ceramic work by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.

My poem ‘Two Trees’, makes up a part of the anthology.

Above and Beyond

I wrote the following five years ago in Feb 2016… on hearing about David Cameron’s call for a referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU. It was put to the vote that June… feels like a loooong time ago…


Above and Beyond 
Within and Without 
Crossing the Border 
No Shadow of Doubt

Do They Mean us
Or Do They Mean them
The spangled terms and pronouns
Need a referendum

To play the part
The steps are all-too-clear
Remove half-brain
Then jump, shout, cheer

Time changes
And so do the thoughts
A brush with power
Asleep in the courts

Filter trap

Filter trap
Cake hole
Rowing down the line
Eyes plucked out
Mask in line
What a pretty game
The end gets caught
By flying wide
The start is just the same


Blue just blue
With white around the edges
Not azure or sapphire or cerulean
Just blue

Extra layers
And extra coffee


Curtain drapes dress the room

Away from night,

Away from dark.

Sleeping roof under the moon

Beyond space,

Beyond time.

Speech for Free

It comes at a price

Like everything else


Like everything else

Got monetized

Free speech if you want it

Go easy on the peddlers

And the ‘truth’ will out

You think so ?

This outlook of

Laissez-faire to middling

And a long

Lost clamp-down

To avoid shut-down

Brings storm clouds

2020 Lists !

I’ve not done any lists for this year yet. To state the absolutely flippin’ obvious, it’s been such a messed up year. But thinking about the highlights in film and music is of interest to me and, perhaps, you. There’s probably loads of stuff I haven’t seen/heard that I will spend time catching up on.

Hopefully, I can actually visit the cinema again soon and new releases will get to the big screen. Also might actually get to see some live music! Wow, remember gigs?

Anyway… here goes. Onwards and Upwards…


The Assistant
I’m Thinking of Ending Things


Billy Nomates – Billy Nomates
Kelektia! – Kelektia!
Tongue Fu – Boat Building

Dream after Dream

Dream after dream

We look for signs

Still moving


The skies

The Earth

The eyes

The eyes that hold

Everything anyone thought

They wanted

Meniscus Vol8, Issue 2

I am pleased to have a poem of mine, Mixed Business, included in the latest edition of Meniscus.

It is free to download and view via this link:

Loads of great writing within!

In Praise of Daydreaming

Nearly 3 years ago… so much changed… and so little.


I am waiting for a delivery of an item of technology that will make life easier. It will adapt our home’s existing telephone output and update it into something more suitable for a modem connection, thus allowing access to the Internet, or the World Wide Web as it was once known. The telephone output adapter will be packaged in various plastic materials that will not decompose for at least thirty thousand years, and possibly never.

Right now I am in that enviable position of being in the present – the Here and Now – and not needing to do much other than simply wait. As I am – I think – a sentient creature, I ruminate and write at the same time.

Much has been made recently of the psychological practise mindfulness and how it can help keep thoughts focused and mental energy more efficient. While I believe it is…

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The class monitor was a real goody two-shoes.

One day, I decided to put a stop to their teacher’s pet antics. It was easy. I sat alongside them and asked what motivated them. I learnt their secrets, and soon, I was number one.

I’ve never looked back.