A town called Drab

…then slowly, another giggle then another and another until the square was filled with the sound of laughter…


There’s a sticker on the sole of my shoe / It’s been there since they were brand new

Too much is never enough

It strikes like a virus / No warning or cure / A life spent without it / Is no life at all


…for a moment you smell something that reminds you of your childhood but you’re not sure why. You hear a word carried by the wind in …

14 days (cert 15)

“The end of what?” I shout as I pick up the paper for a closer look. / “The city, the whole god damn city, everyone!”

Juan is the Loneliest Number

I can’t tell you just how incredibly ethereal the desert smells in the Northern baja just after a rain in July.

Thank you Bits & Pieces for featuring my work.

Featured in Bits & Pieces: Cactus Flowers


Unbearable is / The silence of a winters day / A world sleeping / under a blanket of a noiseless white / weighed down by it’s own beauty

14 days (cert 15) part 2

… “Hey relax.” I try to comfort her. “You’re safe in here with me and besides, I know kung fu and I’ll karate chop any dudes that mes…

Another day

…My knees / tucked / to my chest / in a ball / I do my best / to disappear…

The Cactus Tree Motel

with its cool marble mosaic floors / and ever opening and closing doors / and voices echoing along the halls

Building up a collection of Succulents and cacti

Mon, 27 July 2015 / (A warning: If you have any propensity towards cactus love to begin with, moving to the desert will increase it exponen…


Those daring few / they never knew / if feet would ’ere touch sand

14 days (cert 15) part 4

her head struck the door frame. Stars exploded behind her eyes and as she faded from consciousness her last thought was please god don’t le…

14 days (cert 15) part 3

I can see her hammering blows onto his billboard of a back and hear here screaming like a banshee as they disappear round a corner.

I Will Never Be A Master Gardener

What could go wrong with a cactus?


There’s a warm wind blowing / on a shack in a desert town / three obese women / are making an adult movie / their immense flesh rippling / …

The circle

…Each line brings her closer to closing another circle of her life. / She is happy now…

14 days (cert 15) part 5

Mr Dreg had given away quite a bit of his hand, maybe a good bluff from her could win the game


You are a cow skull Messiah / Spirit of the Cactus, / Of the dry land, / Of the Clay Man.


And the words, they flow like / the damn dam of damnation has / burst through. This alphabet soup..

Road Trippin’

. . . road trips are not the time to bring up marital issues. This is not the forum to complain about how he folds the bathroom towels, or …

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