December 5

TUESDAY 24

At least that’s my last
visit to Tesco’s before
December next year.

WEDNESDAY 25

A woman in a
silver lamé top gives out
proper Santa hats.

THURSDAY 26

Presents brought back from
India and a wedding
album from last May.

FRIDAY 27

On a lamppost a
poster preserved in plastic
for a long-lost cat.

SATURDAY 28

Coming off steroids
day, nothing much else happened
just sounds from outside.

SUNDAY 29

Green lanterns and swathes
of gold in Stratford in front
of pearly pink clouds.

MONDAY 30

Betelgeuse, I read,
is dimming and could become
a supernova.

TUESDAY 31

I collect a new
walking stick but don’t unpack
it, use the old one.