Nobilé

Once through splattering Caribbean surf astride the kindest and most generous of her majestic breed, who never once threw her noble head nor looked back and said you really don't know how to ride do you? Nope, but my unforgettable mount sped me at a gracious gallop through the sprays of foam made me feel …

Ho hum

my mother, bless her lapsed catholic soul, used to buy real meat - from a real butcher and then grind her grade A top round in a dull metal contraption with a crank designed like a pencil - grey shaft encased in wood. It came out like strings of slightly anemic red worms. I read …

The white door

the white door with the five times three panes used to stick you'd have to nudge it with a half-hearted kick always holding the brass knob fearing the glass might dislodge but no one ever wanted to fix it I think they liked standing in that spot with the tangle of flowering vines that perfumed …

azurriff

since I was old enough to kick a policeman in the shin I've had no truck with dark uniform blue spotless sky blue is for baby book illustrations marian blue gives me the willies [I think virginity is the add-on curse of the very ugly] but gimme a pig's foot and a Pabst Blue Ribbon …