Manifest: Dying

When you cough it takes an eternity to end. You cough and rasp and it goes on because you can’t get up what you need to cough out. You can’t cough out cancer. I watch you silently and I don’t know what to do. I come over with a cloth to wipe up the blood…

One Day Soon…

via Daily Prompt: Anticipation One day soon I will see the patchwork of wheat, tobacco, grapes and barley rise towards me as I arrive. I will wait, weary and sore as all my travelling companion’s portable worlds slide around and around, black and grey, blue and pink, fabric, plastic and steel and we will grab…

Daily Prompt: Fish

via Daily Prompt: Fish We have a little yellow van- a tribute to the Kombi Van you drove across Africa for 12 years. We are doing some sort of big drive – moving somewhere perhaps? I think it might be up to Rockhampton in Queensland. It’s all so hazy now. So much of my childhood…

Irksome Love

via Daily Prompt: Irksome Don’t be shocked by the way she lives. The apartment is small, when I see it. A small kitchen with a dining nook. Running water installed in a small basin as a 70th birthday present some years before. She didn’t speak to her sons for a week – thought it meant…