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January 9th – ‘Observations in a bar’

Taken with NightCap

Taking myself off to my ‘local’ bar at the time, Analogue on W 8th Street in the West Village, I set out to have an evening of writing and eavesdropping on other people’s conversations. (Yep, it’s dangerous sitting near a writer, she could be composing a poem about you. Your momentary furtive glance may indeed end up in print. #dangerousdate)

And this is the poem that came from it. Pull up a cosy armchair, sip your cocktail and have a listen…

If you’d like to get involved and make a donation to the charity MIND – a mental health support charity in England and Wales, I am collecting donations to send to them as part of this “Beat the January Blues” effort, (as well as donating £1 per print copy sold of my next book – ‘Love Poems for people who don’t like being in love II’ – coming later this year -).

I will let you know how much I’ve raised by the beginning of February, and I’ll send MIND the amount I’ve made so far.

If you’d like to also support my work, you can find some suitably lovely rewards for doing so on Patreon here.

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