The Anatomy of Disconnected Lines

I first noticed him on the other side of Westbury Avenue, as we both made our way to the bus stop. Even through heavy traffic I saw his brogues had an economy of movement: raised enough to avoid tripping over uneven paving stones or stepping on cracks. Later, he’d say it amused him to think… Continue reading The Anatomy of Disconnected Lines

Cockerels That Turn in the Wind

I would stand at the top of Hillfield Park and idly watch the clouds drift across me, picking those I could from the sky. Sometimes far below I saw migratory swallows returning from a winter in Africa, flying past in perfect Euclidean formations. I’d look down on terraces of Edwardian houses and their roofs tumbled below… Continue reading Cockerels That Turn in the Wind