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Shrapnel Cheese

Shrapnel cheese and pork pie fragments. Feeding frenzy around a table, patchwork papered with crepe. I look for someone I know as I load up your plate with marshmallows in pink and white. Skip sweets in a bowl which look … Continue reading

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The Spigot: the Origins of Valentine’s Day

The first interpretation of this celebration originates from a small walled city called Luberus. Whilst the city’s defences were being constructed hordes of hungry open countryside armed with brushes and scrubbers roamed outside. To honour the engineers working on the … Continue reading

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‘I’m sorry, I’ve got to go to work’

Branches anchor the sky and roots grip the toes of a bench. A figure is stuck to the seat with alcohol but he raises his can like a chalice. His eyes are like a blackbird of twenty summers ago and … Continue reading

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Family Unit

My mother brushes the carpet and offers me a choice of duvet covers. Four squares of light relax on the burgundy sofa. Trains rattle past the bathroom window and I remember the day I painted the frame. Today I play … Continue reading

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Walking to the Office

The wind is square, it smells of rain after dust. I slink under the university’s concrete awning. Each brick pillar is propped with a half full glass of snakebite. By the delivery entrance a polystyrene tray of shredded cabbage and … Continue reading

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