October/November

TUESDAY 29

On the tarmac is
a rubber band, a map or
a distorted heart.

WEDNESDAY 30

A boy in Sainsbury’s
buying four pumpkins, served by
someone wearing skulls.

THURSDAY 31

No Trick-or-Treaters,
just a cyclist pushing past
me on the pavement.

FRIDAY 1

A plastic giraffe
that was propped on the Queensbridge
Road sign, on the ground.

SATURDAY 2

All Souls Day. Flooding
again, weather exactly
the same as last week.

SUNDAY 3

My sense of smell is
buried under catarrh so
I don’t taste my food.

MONDAY 4

The lavender I
touched all summer for the scent
has lost its flowers.