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Six Poems of a Season Pt VI “Gravity”

This poem was distributed in December 2020 in the last edition of the year's letter series, Raven Mail.   GRAVITY I hunt between the streetlamps nightly cries of ghosts in…

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Six Poems of a Season Pt. IV “All Eyes Other”

This poem was distributed in October 2020 as the fourth of the letter series, Raven Mail.   ALL EYES OTHER Now all your childhood castles are with worries overgrown, and…

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Six Poems of a Season Pt. V “The Corned-Beef Key”

This poem was distributed in November 2020 in the fifth edition of the letter series, Raven Mail.   THE CORNED-BEEF KEY The man that checks his weather app & not…

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Six Poems of a Season Pt III: “Blessing”

This poem was distributed in June 2020 in the third edition of the letter series, Raven Mail.   BLESSING Pain be your daylight when you walk the sunless valley, Pain…

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Six Poems of a Season Pt. II “The Prophet & the Girl”

This poem was distributed in July 2020 in the second edition of the letter series, Raven Mail.   THE PROPHET & THE GIRL A bright hot day by a sunburnt…

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Six Poems of a Season Pt. I “Grievance”

This poem was distributed in June 2020 in the first ever edition of the letter series, Raven Mail.   GRIEVANCE Young life takes leave. A loved young soul, when loved…

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Berlin Potsdamer Platz

Picture postcard from Berlin: Wanderer in the wasteland

In one afternoon, the dimensions of my life lurched around so quickly that I didn't have time to get seasick.

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Osaka Canal

Picture postcard from Osaka: A million feet and a shattered peace

The forest left me so calm I thought I'd be forever immune to the pinpricks of city living. But no sooner had that impression settled than it was joined by a kind of dread as I realised I would probably never return here.

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Picture postcard from New York City: Stuck in a Manhattan mousetrap

"It was Christmas Eve and everyone was eager for carolling somewhere Brit-friendly. But my relationship with the Church was in a raw phase and I wanted nothing of it."

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Rooftops of Marseille

Picture postcard from Marseille: No mood for adventure

29th September 2015 I was dropped at the main station, the day hot and darkening. The grand white steps of St Charles rose behind me and a warren of streets…

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