close to the aperture [george]

[george] the shop was called 'the end' and had been for twenty five years. i remember though, in the beginning, for the five years before that, it was called 'scratch'. one warm evening in 2015, george, i & two former colleagues, both called philip (but known, separately, for reasons long lost to me - but … Continue reading close to the aperture [george]

close to the aperture [chair]

[chair] bringing it all back home now plays. i am sat, as i was saying, at the kitchen window on a chair that was given to me – as a sort of thank you & farewell, an aide-memoire, i suppose - by my boss of many years (& one of the dearest & most inspirational, … Continue reading close to the aperture [chair]

close to the aperture [ufo]

[close to the aperture] did i ever tell you of my ufo experience? are you sure? lord knows, any veering of conversation in the direction of the ethereal, the ‘beyond the curtain’, of ‘otherness’ – particularly (oh, I’m sure you know me well enough!) after a glass or two - will have me steering almost … Continue reading close to the aperture [ufo]

close to the aperture [sunlight]

[sunlight] i won a classroom competition at primary school for a picture i painted of lyme bay. miss morgan said that the rendering of the sunlight striking the sea was particularly impressive: pale rods falling at the diagonal from dark clouds into diamond sparkled water. it is rather similar to the way the sunlight appears … Continue reading close to the aperture [sunlight]

close to the aperture [pasta]

[pasta] an average fly, fleeting tourist, enters, threads, laxly, close to the aperture. every so often it settles on the pane & wanders about its surface taking in this or that wonder. the blue & yellow tug boat trudges back up river against the tide having seen off the colossal container ship to the north … Continue reading close to the aperture [pasta]

close to the aperture [skateboard]

[skateboard] the window, sashed, allows the cool breath of the river & a stream of pale sunlight to spill through. blonde on blonde plays. a young man passes below. he has a rucksack sat low on his back, a peaked cap, reversed, a filling beard. there is a skateboard clutched between his arm & cottoned … Continue reading close to the aperture [skateboard]