Monthly Archives: June 2020

My Only Friends


Yes, I’m still existing.
Beyond the consecrated hallway
Through the long corridor
Past the sacred candlestick
Inside the naked room
With Black Grapes.
Who lies stretched out
In a corner drunk
from his own thoughts
Which ARE, beyond repair.
Lying central in the room
My aching head held taut,
fighting paranoiac visions
screaming to be released.
They have locked us away
Because we don’t know enough
Of what they know
And we know too much
About what they don’t know.
And what they don’t know
No-one else should know.
The naked wall and Black Grapes
Are my only friends.
One speaks and one can be spoken to,
One answers and one doesn’t,
I cannot be sure in this room
Which is which.


A Rhum do!


RhumAs I enjoy the taste of rum but don’t drink alcohol anymore I purchased alcohol free Routin 1883 rum syrup which is advertised as ‘characterised by the taste of rum.’ For me it tasted nothing like rum at all, more a mixture of dark treacle and cheap cola. I tried adding it to various fizzy and non fizzy drinks with the result that I felt it make their taste was lessened.  I also tried it with a variety of hot drinks as the advert had suggested, such as tea, coffee, chocolate, not hot milk though, as it’s not a favourite of mine. Basically, by adding this product to the drinks it made them sweeter; as to how sweet depends on how much is added.  Though I think there are cheaper and more appropriate products that can be used in this manner.  Rather than waste it, I’ll use in some cooking.