pet fish in hands

Disposable Pets

Here are two new prose poems. They’re about pets, and they form part of a collection tentatively titled “Disposable Pets”.

kite and moon


Sue knows the story of the girl who flew;
She stole an elixir made for a man –
A man who killed nine suns with his arrows,
A murderer who wanted to live on.

lego bricks

Under Construction

When I was old enough to qualify for monthly pocket money from my parents I used to buy a little box of Lego each month for R10 (ten South African Rand).