Monthly Archives: November 2013

Just Before Dawn

Just before dawn. The night holds day back in its steel cold grip. You step from the warmth of home and steal your way through ripping air, skipping between shadow and light. Like a heavy smoker the night leaves its … Continue reading

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Long Drive

Childs Way was longer than I remembered. Its neat white lines seemed to stretch further away as the signs for the M1 appeared. Either that, or my car got slower. But I was keeping pace with everything else so that … Continue reading

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Outward bound

Mist rose in cotton wool clouds from the river and drifting almost imperceptibly inland. The outline of tree and bush faded from clarity and the floodplain passed under the weight enveloping vapour. Herded by the hills on the fringes of … Continue reading

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Don’t ask others to make giant leaps to the bank where you stand. Your own journey was made with small, halting jumps. Give someone else, instead, time and encouragement to find their way across the river…

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Later

Dark closes in with unseen clouds shedding their burden. Tears wink in the lamplight and play out their symphony around me. The air feels colder with the wet, wet rain. And you wonder when it will stop. Later, as the … Continue reading

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Rain

Rain. Rain. Falling incessantly from the dark, pummelling the puddles of its legacy. Pounding metal. Taping glass. The roads’ surface shivers with glistening liquid in the artificial light of the ungodly hour. Spray flies like the exhaust of an inverted … Continue reading

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