THE PRICE OF A STAR

  And she sang of hope and harmony in a borrowed frock on Tuesday nights in a smoky bar below the Bowery where the Irish downed their whiskey while the Italians were always frisky and they touched her, always, after; her faithful followers fingering flesh as if to caress the affection she injected into lyrics […]

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I WISH…

— Our lives were lived in London then, 2 boys at play on shades and stages, in 4 bedrooms that couldn’t bind us forever. In arms we sobbed from 1 of our 2 3 seater sofas in our 4 bedroomed house, watching dreams disappearing beneath the ashes of the Apple. Eden had ended for the […]

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AS THE BAND PLAYS ON…

Day 5: National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo Amid the misty moods of jazz, strings starring the elegance of Ellington, shadows caress the couples kissing, the barman swaying and the affected aficionados converging on the cello player, playing softly on seduction sentimental moods as the smell of him sways still over my skin like fingers on […]

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4TH JULY: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

It may feel like winter in Paris and I may be rubbing Vicks into my chest while my nose runs like a tap from a so-called Summer (Man)Flu but these pictures recall a perfect summer when a Dutch girl and an Irish man cycled to Brooklyn and took the circle line under the bridges of […]

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METROPOLIS

We saw you that day, a world away from today, in a gentler time, when your towers of trade still stood, we saw you in your brown stones and running shoes, always running, always pacing, always off somewhere; somewhere newer, someplace shinier, somewhere brighter, someplace bigger and we felt so small, so new to it […]

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New York, United States of America

Walt’s Way over the Water Brown Stones and Yellow Cabs, The Vanguard and The Village, Magnolia Cupcakes and Chocolate Martini’s, up the Avenues and across the hundreds, breakfasts at The Stardust; sinful pancakes, syrup, sausages and singers, lunches from Zabars in The Central or by the Riverside and evenings with legends who belted over Broadway. And […]

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