12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Ancestors in a Shadow

while shovelling a pile of stones the colour of my eighty-four-year-old nonna’s hands back, mind, humming under task and sun I catch out a shadow slouched between the pebbled hack … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Stranger on the Dock

It’s my grandmother Hedwig’s birthday today; she would have been 90 years old. Hedwig was also known as Hetti and Heidi (like a cat she had a multitude of names). … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Secret

these things are for the gods for a breathing soul can’t know how it’s held no visible handles in its choppy planes a shell-less egg balanced just so above a … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kendra

Kendra where the ascent is easier as ravens’ concentric wheeling I hear your speech clamber over larger boulders than the time before I see you fumbling bruised, graceful where I … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

1994 & Inventory of Imaginings

for my lost one 1994 What is it now you see? The inside workings of my dreams? The cogs, the mechanisms. Am I at last understood, then? You wanted a … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Song

  There were three far enough away to be spared detail close enough to keep me looking hearing to hear and hear to have those notes quavers prickle, lap, slide … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Boudicca

My dear Prasutagus’ ashes would sigh to learn Romans deem woman a conquerable creature, an antechamber in which to dump lust and fume not heir to her own fate Claudius … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Sybil of Cumae

All of this: faded night joists pouting gouts of cyan greet Sol as he ignites dawn, magnified through my glass. A gunmetal sky silver sidelong slip of birdwing in and … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment
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