1. Toby's. 'Some of this grease is from sixty-six.' Slim. High-waisters; Levis'-greased; belted; (sometimes braced). Younger than I am now. Watched the waiters. Watched their edges. Whatever you want is a flat-top.
August 12th 2019. A cramped and busy hair salon. It is furnished with many of those old primary school desks and companion wooden chairs that are far too small for an adult. Everyone is hunched over a desk and have to hold their own mirror up in front of them. It is noisy. The staff … Continue reading dream diaries…69
the glassy stranger, front of stage, growing thin; conjure, silence, from the barber a handkerchief, a rabbit shape, an anecdote, a fringe.
October 10th 2017 (Whitley Bay) "A small home needs tiny, separate areas." This advice is offered to me by Martin S (from the 1980s). He begins to rearrange my belongings around the flat. "Here," he says, picking up a cactus plant. "I would put this here." He places the plant carefully on a window … Continue reading dream diaries…20
April 29th 2014 (Crystal Palace) A Hells Angel on a black motorbike passes by the window. He is dressed in black, greasy denim. His hair is matted. There is a blanket rolled up tight on the front of the bike. He holds the handlebar in his left hand. In his right he holds the … Continue reading dream diaries…19