A love in verse

Away on Tour

Performed by

Darkness is tumbling from the flies

And fills the gloomy wings

Your backstage lover sits and sighs

Remembering many things

The thousand hours we’re apart

The few we are together

Loneliness – your lover’s heart

Almost beyond its tether

The leading actor loud on stage

Impresses in his part

I do mine for a weekly wage

And not for love of art


Growing Old

You feel beleaguered when you’re old

For what’s to come? Fuck all, you’d say

The last few sunsets slip away…

Brentford Autumns

The magic of many Brentford autumns

Works on me when I see great leaves

Seem more to glow with life than fade...