Fantasist 2

December 18, 2007

I saw Father Christmas earlier today.
He was standing in the Bike Park
on the edge of The Square,
fully decked out in a red velor suit
and a curly white beard.

I’d said: “Wow, Santa! –
you here for the Sleigh?”
with a tilt of the head
and wink of the face
and he’d looked

vaguely startled-
the way someone would
who’d forgetten they were wearing
a bright red suit,
but recovering himself

he’d smiled with a grunt
and turned to a guy
with an oil stained front
to say something about
the theft of a bike

and a cheque in the post.
I’d thought – my god – people today –
even – Santa – isn’t – safe –
and – my god
if I was a different

kind of girl, I’d take myself out
and hunt the thief down
with a K47 or a long range gun.
Then I’d remembered
that I’d probably watched

too many seasons
of Tony Soprano and Buffy
the Vampire Slayer.
I paid for my wheel
and took myself off.

Fantasist

December 18, 2007

I saw Father Christmas earlier today.

He was standing in the Bike Park
on the edge of The Square,
fully decked out in a red velor suit

and curly white beard –
checking the progress
of his bike repairs.

I’d said: “Wow, Santa! –
you here for the Sleigh?”

with a tilt of the head

and wink of the face –
and he’d looked vaguely startled –
the way someone would

who’d forgetten
they were wearing
a bright red suit.

Recovering himself
he’d smiled with a grunt
and turning away,

said to a guy
with an oil stained front
something about

the theft of a bike
and a cheque in the post –
and I’d thought –

my god – people today –
even Santa isn’t safe – and
my god

if I was a different kind of person
I’d take myself out and hunt the guy down
with a K47 or a long range gun.

Then I’d remembered
that I’d probably watched
too many episodes

of Tony Soprano and Buffy
the Vampire Slayer.
I paid for my wheel

and took myself off.

Second Thoughts…

December 14, 2007

just follow this link if you’d like to see where I’ve been….

Should work…hopefully….

Bin away awhile…

December 13, 2007

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Ok-so these look a little blocky… but if you click on them, they reload perfectly… You’ll note that these pics, taken last week, were not shot in Leicester !

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