BC, the inflammatory one.

  • Normal

    Expect the worst but hope for the best. That old cliche. Pre-armoured. Bulletproof. An invite to misfortune offered by the gods of optimism.  Feeling. Poking and prodding. Everything feels normal. Everything looks normal. Talk of minimal things....
    • 15 May 2021
  • Immunocompromised

    Dilemmas. What to do. Protection or life. Protection and life. Protection and no life. Dilemmas. Drive. When run down, with traffic and parking and unfamiliar roads. Train. Also unfamiliar. Enters, swaggering, uncaring. Shouting, with phone to ear, &...
    • 13 May 2021
  • Distraction

    TV. Day time. Quiz shows, news, Real Deals. Breakfast TV, loose woman? Maybe not at that stage, yet. Granny. Blankets. Graduating to a hat. Nothing too complicated. Anything beyond simple befuddles the brain. Cancer. Thoughts from morning to night? N...
    • 10 May 2021
  • Something to cry about

    Stop greeting or I’ll give you something to greet about.  Or regional variations of the same. Fall over, get up, dust yourself down. All without greeting. That seemed to be the way in the good old days of stiff upper lips. Toddlers publicl...
    • 8 May 2021
  • Napoleon

    Everyone is equal. We are all the same here. Our situations. We all have four legs. Or is it two. We all have cadres of barking dogs. Salivating at the mouth. Do youngsters still read the same books. Now communism is over. Oh, it’s not over. Ch...
    • 6 May 2021
  • Asking

    What to ask for? Total removal. Lump. Stump. The absence of something A forest with no trees. Burning. A satellite image from space. Clear cut. Felled. Scarred. Unable to bio degrade and return to lushness. Static. Uneven. What to ask for? Do you hav...
    • 5 May 2021
  • Chemo

    Arriving, promptly, practical bag to hand. Inviting in friendly fire. Smiling while offering up the route to infiltration. No need to appear burdensome.  Poison. Bestowed by appointment, in increments. Regularity is key. There is the business of...
    • 5 May 2021
  • Being Fine

    I’m fine. Just a little tired It’s only a little blood. Not much. It’s only a small ulcer. I can still taste chilli. I have a wig now. It’s lovely. I just need some moisturiser. It doesn’t sting anymore. I’m fine. ...
    • 5 May 2021
  • Finding Out

    Pandemic. Work, work, work, work, work. Red, swollen. Strange. A kaleidoscope of luminous stars. Skin thickening. Suspicious. I’m listening to you allowing me to overhear. You let me know I have cancer. Enough for one day? CT scan. There are tw...
    • 4 May 2021