how I spent my birthday




I spent my birthday riding

escalators in a department



my eyes


are always brighter

when it rains


and I always scald my tongue on porridge

and always, every morning, forget


eat it again


perhaps I should find a new breakfast?



Posture is one of those things

it feels impossible to get right.


I can’t


remember the last time I

had rice pudding and liked it

but I’m open to new experiences


I hate change


My favourite novel hasn’t been written yet

- I once overheard this and wanted to punch someone,

specifically the person who said it

instead I just


rolled my eyes


and I lost



on the tube