The world is so loud at night

I hear Morocco pulsing

In my feet and Hong Kong

Twinkling in my throat


Montserratian and Barbadian lapping

Ears over to New Orleans,

Rolling down to Acapulco


Further down Columbian greens

That heard my father’s

First word to the world


Now I’m flying high above

The deep giant squids and

Corals, fighting and fading into blue


Back to Europe, Corfu

Familiar pieces of the jig saw puzzle

Curling at the edges, many missing


Do of it what can be done

With what is left, before

Some breeze, dog or toddler gusts it apart, unthinking.

Marbella Booty

Sugar daddies, the

sea is blue beside

the twos and twos

of sweet neat men

two feet shorter,two

feet wider,two feet



Sugared daughters, arm above

arm, two feet nearer the

Sun on brown pins in

Platforms,tall blonde

Or brunette,stupid or

Cruel, slurping cocktail

Sized dogs.

Can you keep time?

 Trapped around my

Head I can’t get out

Of my nose, it’s blocked

And the swelling’s endless

And my sides are tingling

And I’m sweating

And my feet are tingling

And I’m sweating

And my hands are scribbling

Though my arms are weary and

I’m fed up although there’s

A blind man sitting next to me.


Time says, What’s the matter?

Now is not a fixed abode

It doesn’t have a key or boast

A chaise longue, commode or

Even a settee.  Yes, it rocks on

The veranda and whistles through

The trees, it shows the clock in the

Hall is wrong and the one by

The bed agrees with whatever they say on TV.



But beyond the tick-tock, Time is not

Governed by the fixed beat any more than

My heartbeat is steady when a car beeps

Or dog dies or bird barely misses me, Time

Moves on and its pace is beyond rhyme,

There is no such thing as good or bad Time,

It is the currency with which we

Live and we must use it wisely, i.e

Neither squander, nor hoard

Savour every drop, wherever it may fall.