Jobless

Jobless

  He thought to himself that there was no such thing. “There’s always a job to do,” he’d say. And he was right.   If ever a neighbour needed his talents, he was there: screwdriver, plug fuse, even door knob. He was right,   there always was a job to do. He’d been on his […]

Snuggling Up to Self-Doubt

Snuggling Up to Self-Doubt

A short post on getting along with self-doubt.

Kite

Kite

  It comes on slowly, gently at first. Afters years and years, after fears And arrears and tears.   It comes on slowly. And on a day like any other, The wind arrives.   And the kite is airborne.

The Closest We’ve Been

The Closest We’ve Been

  We were, the two of us, parked on a rock each, looking out at Galway Bay on a mild August night. Drunk and merry, drunk and pensive, but in those few hours happy. Strolled along, or staggered, after winning a score on the slots (or was it fifty?) and our girlfriends were left behind […]

It’s morning, and Conor Oberst is singing

It’s morning, and Conor Oberst is singing

  Outside it’s autumn, and reds yellows purples and oranges are today’s welcome litter.   Now and again they’re sent into a colourful and spirited dance, perhaps at the behest of Four Winds.   Inside, the contagion of caffeine triumphs as always over the clientele, who bow their heads in prayer to their cellular Gods. […]

In the Supermarket

In the Supermarket

In the supermarket I purchased a pound of laughter when the checkout girl hollered over the PA for a price-check on “asshole customers”   In the supermarket I purchased a kilo of Schadenfreude when I witnessed asshole customer fall over as he complained to the checkout girl   In the supermarket I purchased a tub […]