Swallowing with choking
sounds, the birds chirping
so quiet I can only hear
them when I focus, an airplane
overhead that’s either taking off
or landing :: the noises of an after-
noon :: Oh, I don’t know what I am
but I’m here.
1 143 hours ago
The candle on the bar shifts
light under taxiderm-
We sat here, these stools exact-
ly. Once, across the room.
with others and alone. I do not
recognize the people here,
mounted. All their wings tucked.
Brunching by myself: egg
mary, long necks, gentle cuts.
In the center of the bar,
of the room. Sometimes the flame
dims, but then it brightens.
What a view:
I’ve seen better
yellow, gold, and grey.
We had to plug the lights
in. “You’re trouble,” but
I’m not. I wanted him to think
about how the smallest details
change, but never matter in their
differences. One way mirrors.
No more furniture. Only eleven
stories of floor to ceiling glass
with me behind, “Look at
my teeth now.” No, glint
at your own god damn
reflection. Steel will
never be tall enough.
I popped into WHSmith earlier to post some Keyrings and check out their children’s books.
I wanted to buy “The Jolly Postman” one of my favourite books as a kid to donate along with some others to Hull Women’s Aid who support women and their children escaping domestic violence along with money from the Rouge keyring but wow the cost of some of them 😳 My Mum must have spent a small fortune bless her. A nice bit of nostalgia seeing classics still going strong.
I’ll be reading the Oprah book myself, 20p I couldn’t not get it.
Cargill is putting its MR fleet into Maersk Tankers’ MR pool from the start of next month. The pool will be managed by Maersk Tankers, with members of Cargill’s tankers team joining to provide support on a full-time basis. The new team will be located across Copenhagen, Singapore and Houston and will cover all daily commercial and operational tasks.
The agreement does not include derivatives or MR tankers for period employment, which will be handled by Cargill and Maersk Tankers independently.