October 1

TUESDAY 1

In Denbigh, Henry
Morton Stanley offers his
hand. Shake it for luck?

WEDNESDAY 2

Watched by Medusa,
the fish in the pool are still,
which frightens me more.

THURSDAY 3
The muezzin cry
of the Big Issue seller
breaks Welshpool’s quiet.

FRIDAY 4

Salvia, upside
down hearts, white until they
open and pour out red.

SATURDAY 5

The first proper boots
this side of summer. Berries
red on the holly.

SUNDAY 6

Hard to breathe through a
streaming nose, or be quiet
with a rasping cough.

MONDAY 7

Red on the ceiling
pretends to be the remains
of long dead bed bugs.