Lunch was a joyless chore in South Shields. The allowed hour was passed in that miserable and stifled staff room of P. Marsk Hairdressing, where the legend We Make You Look Good - that irritating and irksome italicised 'Good' - bearing down erroneously from the brown wall behind him, into him, through his thinning crown, his dimming mind, … Continue reading Mirror 9 – JMW Turner [Shields, on The Tyne, 1823] postcard.
Mirror (7): Three Christmas Mornings.
7 [postcard]: portrait photograph of Walt Whitman (credited to Mathew Brady, 1860) Double U * Three Christmas Mornings. https://youtu.be/dFdas-kMF74 1963 "It snowed. We drove home from my mum and dad's in Bellingham, me and your dad, after dinner. Sliding all over the road." This is mum. She is showing me the world as … Continue reading Mirror (7): Three Christmas Mornings.
I rarely see myself in the day mirror anymore, having learned to disappear myself. The day mirror has become my third eye. The day mirror allows me to become magnificent, mercurial. I enter and leave it at will. Within its frame, I free range and, despite being close enough to kiss your ear, I look … Continue reading Mirror (1-3).