Poems

Poem

I like to stay up
and listen
when big people talking
jumbie stories

I does feel
so tingly and excited
inside me

But when my mother say
“Girl, time for bed”

Poem

The china is in smithereens
before our tea has even brewed
but it hardly matters.
Minotaur is half bull
and a little clumsy
but bigger things have been shattered,

Poem

Sirens! The cry went round the ship
as swift as if they'd sighted home
and every sailor felt the grip

Red Cherry Red
Poem

When I was born
I was a familiar,
a black cat, Satan’s favourite form.