Category Archives: Psychology

Close To The Bone

Time after time Our nocturnal fox Returns his little bone Like a child’s toy All trace of marrow long-since Gnawed from its centre To our lawn, pathetic, cryptic Next to the hole he’s dug Useless, smaller than himself As if … Continue reading

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Still Life with new publications

Oh look. Some new things. My novella “Dreams Of A Dead Country” is out now from Salò press (cover art by Becha), going for only five pounds a pop. The book’s title wasn’t intended to reference Brexit, but seems to … Continue reading

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Late Snow

Such unexpected snow this morning; try to forget me like the snow forgets forgets the sky forgets the sun forgets how water used to run forgets how green life once pushed itself up and through. Fall and form a blanket … Continue reading

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The Suicide Machine

Copies of my latest book “The Suicide Machine” have just arrived from Dusseldorf from the German publisher Zagava. In terms of format, the book occupies that liminal territory between short story collection and novel, much as my first book “Ultrameta” … Continue reading

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Arrowhead

Where is it the dead go? When I look at the moon or an aeroplane flying overhead I think of my artist brother in his white trousers and best distressed leather jacket heading off to some event better than any … Continue reading

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Solway

Galloway, Solway: glittering seas in the blaze of summer green lands low-lying tumbling bush and trees random Mandelbrot sequence peninsular as digits of a hand outstretched, upturned, open to the sky waiting for the great yellow ball of sun to … Continue reading

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If Winter Goes

Sunlight! And snow still on the ground around Glasgow. It’s been a weird old winter here at the northerly tip of Europe (and supposedly soon to be sawn off at the neck by halfwits in London). Been too busy shoveling … Continue reading

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