Deep blue sea

Do you have

a strong mind?

I think I do,

I said, for

when I cast,

I cast far, but I

reel it back in.

Some, though,

once the hook sets,

give line

and the fish goes

and far

and they all go live

in the deep blue sea.


For Annegien

And for Phil Phillips


I’ve run on ahead of where my

mind was, and am looking around now



You’ll know where you are when

you’ve been there, but until then


Standing still I can feel it all catching up –

or is it something new coming on?


Nothing, nothing, a deer’s eyes

emerge from the fog.