Terpsichore : Writing

Canis Diabeticus

Canis Diabeticus

A Poem by Terpsichore


Bumped into Betty on the high street,she wasn't looking where she was going,but she was walking pretty fastfor the age of eighty-five and looked very ..
Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler

A Poem by Terpsichore


Romney marsh , five a.m.Just me and the muttout here again,and I'm thinking of Terence,fading in the hospice.He tried to apologisefor the years of dec..
Where the bee sucks, there suck I

Where the bee sucks, there suck I

A Story by Terpsichore


(General notes on the sensitive operation of sewage tankers)One measure of culture and civilisation is the proximity of a species to its excrement. Ta..
She had known bitter days

She had known bitter days

A Poem by Terpsichore


Sin is, or sin isn't, she thinks,icy with detachmentas she squeezes the trigger.Payback for all the damaged years.The afternoon is bright,the room is ..
Snail

Snail

A Poem by Terpsichore


In rain I walk and feed.My one foot sliding, gliding.I move slowly, ghostlike.Floating edges grazing the groundlike the skirts of a settling hovercraf..
The acute exhaustion of silence.

The acute exhaustion of silence.

A Poem by Terpsichore


Nobody paid attention when the dogs began to bark,then whimper, when the sky leaked wet lavenderinto the roiling aubergine clouds building from the we..
Electric baby syrup

Electric baby syrup

A Poem by Terpsichore


Here they come again through the strobe shadow rain,hunched between Popeye houses,the Russian closet poets wearing thin disguises,playing with verbal ..
Two bridges

Two bridges

A Poem by Terpsichore


An exercise in honour to a different time
Something about a satellite

Something about a satellite

A Poem by Terpsichore


Every day during that never-ending week , I made the journey to the hospital. To sit in hopeful silence at your bed, hold your hand and watch you s..
Farang

Farang

A Poem by Terpsichore


The neon sign welcomes my Farang cash bag skin. The king's flag is neatly folded and the no-name dog in the corner yawns in indifference as the ai..

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