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It's nice to have the shiny dA app on my mobile, but how on earth do I access my messages?

I will not step outside again.

Not now. Not now the days are closed

and paths are damp grey rivers leading

to a lesser world. The sky a low lid

over every ant-like step. A press on us.

This time of year the eyes are out.

The watchers watch away.

Their gossip comes in frozen breath,

makes lines of heat, makes mouth-to-mouth,

resuscitating wintered minds.

My hooded head is down, and will be down

until the eyes are turned, mouths sewn closed.

I keep my needles rusty, just like so,

in case the child-catcher’s out again.

Her smile is raw.

(They’re always hers, those crafty types.)

They care you see. They see.

Their eyes are hawks, talons out.

They live on specks.

Swoop. Eyes forward, down,

wherever searchlights like to fall.

They look for dirt, loud gulls they are,

their arms umbrellas, shields,

aching arcs to capture wind. To lift.

Support. To love with stoned-out eyes.

The loud-voiced ones they are,

the social animals. They will expunge

the warped outsiders. Take their children in.

The child-catcher’s out again.

Her mind is hived, her body split through

Sophie, twenty, dedicated mum-of-two

(highlights done by Charlie, hun,

nails polished, trousers painted to her bum);

there’s womb-dry Elsa, mind a slate

(she walks her dog there every day.

She sees these things. Her spaniel sniffs.

She talks and watches out for freaks);

Tracey, dripping into middle age,

her children halfway to hairdressing jobs,

to going down the pub, to that bright revolving world

where she becomes her mum and he his dad,

and aren’t we proud of nothing gained at all?

(Who can help but talk? Those poor things.

Their hands are cold. Something should be done.)

No more walking down those paths.

Too many tripping hazards there.

They make macramé of their minds,

their laser eyes, their out-reached hands.

This is their net. No jungle telegraph for them,

not those foreign sorts.

Just string. Two cans with string attached,

(mum showed them how. Those days were best)

their voices slipping down.

Who cares how the physics works?

We don’t do books. Books r 4 dirty minds.

Their for the likes of you.

Let us take your kid’s in hand. Learn them

lines and laws and how we fit,

a comfy place to put yourself,

slot in, be hand-in-hand.

Xmas deccie’s up already, all the presents bought.

We don’t do a real tree. Can’t stand them needles.

Our princess’ll love what Santa brought.

It’s pink, you see. Thatll put her in her place.

Shell grow up good and proper now.

The child-catcher’s out again.

She’s always out. Her net is wide.

Her kids’ll be all right. They’re watched.

Their surfaces are dettoled down,

their minds washed every night.

I won’t step outside again. Not now.

The sharks are open-mouthed.

Hey, you can put statuses on dA now. Hello, dA.

The "Breakfast for Bigwoods" campaign is part of a larger project - The Jamaica Project - in which we introduce Jamaican Primary schools to Elementary schools in the USA to collaborate, share, and learn from one another. Bigwoods Primary School will be working with students of Hamilton Park Montessori on a variety of projects. However, work can't happen on an empty stomach, and that's where you come in...

Learning brains need fuel. The breakfast programme was the idea of Omar Mitchell, Principal at Bigwoods Primary. Most of the students walk to school, and many of them on an empty stomach. Hunger impairs learning. The brain of a hungry child does not have sufficient fuel for attention, concentration and learning. 

We need $2000 to cover breakfast food for 1 school year. Even a dollar would help. Please consider donating. It would mean such a lot.

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: To the Lighthouse
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea



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This is me. I am socially inept. I write. I used to read (before children). I can translate Anglo-Saxon. Sometimes I paint. And I take a lot of photos.

Print preference: Times New Roman
Favourite genre of music: Folk, acoustic, baroque, indie etc etc etc
Favourite photographer: anything in National Geographic
Favourite style of art: Again, there are so many...
Operating System: Heart, lungs, brain
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Shell of choice: Multicoloured snail
Wallpaper of choice: William Morris
Skin of choice: Vellum
Favourite cartoon character: Mutley
Personal Quote: "Never go hedging with a sledgehog" - Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas

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Andorada Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
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Rebellious-mind Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Writer
You're welcome :-)
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you!!! And for the llama too!
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
You're very welcome for both, and thanks for the llama too! :3
Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Writer
You're welcome too :D
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Wow! Thank you!!!!
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo: 

It's August 19th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: 
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