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Ankle-snappers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 8, 2010 by abandonata

I wander near the edge of the Slough several days a week now. They seem less vigilant – the pizzigamorte with their big tridents either patrol lazily or don’t care that I touch the fence and look out.

But little black shapes, fleet and cruel, snatch at my ankles with needle teeth and claws at every step. Sometimes they attach, sometimes they don’t. I prise them off, but often leave teeth embedded. Their bodies pile up in the corner of my room. The cleaners won’t touch them. They have to stay, trophies or victims, like me.

Demons at the edges

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 19, 2010 by abandonata

They are creeping back, her demons, poking their long fingers and noses out of the shadows. They latch onto me as I try to keep them away from her.

Should never have given her that demon email address at birth. baby@……demon.co.uk – asking for trouble.