Drill

14th April 2019

I was at the dentists on Friday…..

This piece from my allpoetry profile sums it up….If you like it feel free to check out the rest of my submissions for National Poetry Month at allpoetry.com/InkdropK

No matter how you polish and preen
those pearly whites can go unseen
with sticky stuff hiding away
the stuff that likes making holes to play
so dentist takes on this travesty
digging away at a cavity

Pantomime

#FOWC

Pull up a chair, take in a show

As you watch a tale, read to little ones at

Night-time,

There’s a range of characters

On the stage, in bright coloured attire

Making Mirth , for your entertainment

If you’re lucky – they’ll be a

Musical number or maybe magic tricks and

Everyone enjoys the antics of the panto animals

Two Brothers

A tale of two neighbourhood cats – c/o my profile on allpoetry.com

Sat on a grassy spot,
someplace by the house
two brothers sit on the outside porch
dreaming about a mouse

They’re waiting for their mum
to serve up summat for tea
and have been playing in the backyard
rolling in the grass with glee

Prowling through the green grass
as not to be seen or heard
pouncing on patches of lawn
hunting for a bird

Climbing on tables and chairs
in their fur all black and white
pondering what’s their catfood tray
thinking – what’s for tea tonight ?

Cats eyes

Salford, 9th April 2019

I never really got those markers in the road

why they called them after the pupils of my favourite feline

they followed each other from a to b

leading motorists in the dark

as their eyes lit up

they reminded me of turtles

out in a warmer sea

encased in a hardened case like shell

and saying “hello!” to me

A Walk along the canal

#CFFC #Walks #Trails #Sidewalks

9th April 2019

I’ll start at the end for this one ….

These are the counterweights of The quays Millennium Bridge, which connect the Lowry Art Centre on the Salford Side of the bridge to Imperial War Museum North on the Trafford Side of the bridge.


To Celebrate the Canal’s Centenary, commemorative discs containing a poem from local poet, Su Andi, were laid on a centenary walkway, lined with trees along the route


Honeycomb

A piece written for National Poetry Month on Allpoetry.com

Sharing it here so, if you like it you can comment!

Hexagonal in form – 
overall storage space for
nectar collected by the bee
each space brimming with
yellow sweet liquid gold
chances are
outside in the summer sun – you
might just see a prospector of this yummy stuff
buzzing around the nearest bright flower

Floating

Salford 9th April

Like a Marshmallow
on a freshly brewed coffee
they float through the sky

Shifting slowly over rooftops
Drifting across morning
over field town and meadow

Swirling through the Morning Sky
moved by winds east and west
strings of candy coloured cloud move

Early morning Sun
Turns pastel blue into Sunrise yellow
As clouds travel toward the hills

Wisps of Water 
Moving across Manchester
Heading for Hilltops

Illumination

Salford, 8th April 2019

It’s not as if an alien were

looking for a landing spot or

leading lights of theatre were performing outside

under portable stage lighting –

moon looks on in awe – as halogen lighting casts

instant brightness down the street

night time glow falls over housing

as orbs of light create silhouettes and shadow

the sky seems brighter somehow

its like the brightness has hidden all the stars

overhead – outside, some place there’s satellites flying

note though – with all the light – you can’t see them

Time travel

#Promptuarium #Photo Album


The Sands of time seem to pass
so slowly when you’re young
the cogs in the clock
seem like they don’t even move

And yet, sat with your nephews
on the big comfy sofa
you watch time go back
almost in an instant

Moments of fun
spent as a child
creating lines of sandcastles
on a northern beach

Decorations of seashells
and seaweed – covering the scene
as you and your pals
from down the street – enjoy an icecream

And faces gone – but not forgotten

look as fresh as the day the camera captured

the day little feet took a cautious dip

into northern waters