Literary Karaoke

The Best of The Week

I lay here
In my tent

I know you’re
With another
And all I feel
Is giddy joy

Do I wish you
Were here with me?
Sure - but yet
I know

You are getting
What you need
What you’ve missed
Missed opportunities

And what I want
The most
Is your joy
And this is

I've been turning down jobs for ten years.

Fuck the money, fuck the endless dirty little wars, and fuck the clients whose business is to darkle and tinct.

I had what I thought was the way out, the way forward, a stone staircase built up the side of the hole that I could climb out, however laboriously, whenever I fell back in.

The way forward was a detour through a blind alley. The way up was a burning rope ladder, flames and smoke obscured by the…



You try to be thoughtful. You try to remember other people have feelings. But you know how it is. My grandmother used to say, sometimes, with some people, you have to fight fire with fire. This was one of those times. Belinda was one of those people.

I opened a shop six months ago on Etsy. Pour-traiture. I make portrait pour paintings. Most pour paintings are abstract. Mine aren’t. I do people, pets. Belinda sent me a picture of Noodles,…

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