Wednesday, January 16, 2019

fresh pond reservoir

09 January 2019

the new girlfriend

A few years ago
In Cardiff, Wales,
A man and his ex-girlfriend were
Driving too fast,
Chasing after his new girlfriend,
Causing the new girl to crash her car,
Which killed her.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

fresh pond reservoir

09 January 2019

the son

A few years ago
In Lawrence, Massachusetts,
An 11 year old boy
Turned his 40 year old father
Into the police after finding drugs
In his father’s luggage.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

the tv producer

A few years ago in the UK,
A retired TV producer
Who’d worked on a popular
TV police drama,

Tried three times to hire a hitman
To murder his partner,
So that he could live with his lover,
Thirty years younger than he.

The first man he approached
Tipped off the intended victim;
The second went straight to the police;
And the third was the undercover detective
Who arrested him.

cambridge common

28 December 2018


I am desolate, inconsolable,
with a hurt I can’t put into words,
And I wish that I had never loved,
For to lose that love is surely worse?