Category Archives: Nose

team dad

his favourite sport

was one-fingered

in front of the telly

when no-one was watching

it was thought

the private sport

of extracting dried snot

from his double-barrelled slot

for rolling into bullets

to flick into the carpet

was after-dinner entertainment




i catch myself in the intimate act

in odd moments discreetly

plumping for ugly pearls

to tuck into tissue paper

for later


gotta laugh!



not a haiku


ps. i may or may not have picked this up from my dad…..


btw april 15 2021


 think about a small habit you picked up from one of your parents, and then to write a piece that explores an early memory of your parent engaged in that habit, before shifting into writing about yourself engaging in the same habit.