November 1st 2020 … déjà vu, all over again

Borrowing the above phrase made famous by professional baseball player and undoubted sage Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra, we do seem to have been here before. Back in March 2020, when news of the first coronavirus lockdown was sinking in and the UK came to a shuddering halt, I had been deep in preparations for an…

Then it rains …

#MentalHealthAwareness #Depression #Poetry Then It Rains You ask on my behalf to rise and leave, to dress without the hindrance of bootlace worms returning at our feet. In vain we anticipate permission from spiders who watch in shadows, spinning webs that constrain all action. Standing, squatting, sitting, we are opposed, resisted. We are tangled marionettes,…

Postcards From Beyond The Looking Glass

I said goodbye to sanity one Thursday late in June. I kissed it fondly on the cheek and gave it a balloon. It soared into the clear blue sky under a gibbous moon. I shed a melancholic tear and sang a mournful tune. I parted from reality, after a pipe or two, and surfed across…