Day follows day


A hurried kiss

The front door slams

All is quiet

Left alone

Outside it is still dark

But morning light is on the way

Another day begins


No television, no radio


First a lazy wash

Then to the kitchen I go


The fridge is closed

The dishes washed

All is clean

Not a scrape to be found

They forgot

How to pass the time of day?


I watch the goldfish swim

Round and round it goes

Bubbles at the top

Wiggling tail at the bottom

Up and down, round and round

Seconds advance to minutes, minutes to hours

To make a change I watch the bird

A budgerigar caged in splendor

Flitting and pecking from seed to seed

Not fair


To the kitchen I go again

Not a whit, not a bite

The day has no end

Tired of waiting

I sleep in a wicker chair

The hours tick by

I wake to see a mouse

Well I never



short stories
An Unusual Request
Bewitched and be wildered
A cry from the heart
Fate played a devilish hand
Frustration with a capital F
A roll of the dice
Living in the shadow of death
A lesson well learnt
The wedding
A pleasant ride, a pleasant talk
Sweet revenge
Drum beat, heartbeat
Skin deep
They came, they left no trace
The window cleaner
A delayed meeting
Hold on tight
In the name of my parents
Strange events
Sequel to Frustration with a capital F
A strange and beautiful love affair
The doll's dilemma, a chage of style
The poster hanger - It had to happen
They had nothing in common
A misplaced letter
Life's mysteries
An ode to cheese
The marshes
Waiting in vain
Day follows day
Sounds of the future
The dream of flight

writing in Paris, copyright 2005