Wednesday, 22 November 2017

David Cassidy - d. November 21st 2017

This morning
I woke to a day
like a bad dream;
death in the Family,
all those damp-eyed girls
too young to know love
who thought
they loved you.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Rodney Bewes - d. November 21st 2017

The truth of you
was in a million men 
called Bob; suited,
suburban, provincial, 
souvenirs of the people 
we used to be.

Jana Novotná - d. November 19th 2017

When life contrives 
to slam your sharpest serves 
back, and back, listen 
for the whisper 
at your ear; don't worry,
you'll win this one day.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Keith Barron - d. November 15th 2017

I’m sure I saw you
on the box
only last night,
comfortably real
in a low-ratings show
where all the parts
were bit parts.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Tim Gudgin - d. November 8th 2017

From the missing channel
comes a voice, nimble
cadences of scoreless draws
and late kick-offs moving like
scales to a harmonic point of rest.