Above and Below

Above and Below (1)

Granda’s Shed

Granda's Shed


when Granda comes out of the shed you know

the days he’s been up to mischief, his silk

cravat off centre, knot slipped to the left.


he needs three or four steps to steady his

door filling frame. then he locks you with those

wide blue eyes, puts his finger to his mouth


and whispers, “don’t tell your nan.” the cravat, he

told me, reminds him to enjoy the light

on days he is not on his hands and knees


being swallowed by the earth. his balance

regained, he pats my head with hands which have

“knocked a few blocks off”, chuntering aloud,


“the mine will never get you my boy”


“the mine will never get you.”


© Davy D 2017

Tracks of My Tears

Tracks of My Tears

Above and Below

Above and Below

The Other Side of Paradise


Written for November Notes, hosted by Rosema at A Reading Writer and Sarah at Heartstring Eulogies. It’s still not too late to join in.

Day 3 Music Prompt: The Other Side of Paradise by Glass Animals.




For the Word-High July Prompts of Filipino Words hosted by A Reading Writer.

Tadhana – (n.) An invisible force that makes things happen beyond the control of mortals.