On Pain ix

Most spectacular

display of self-harm. I’ve

Brexited myself


n.b. Hard to believe, I know, but when a man’s gotta go, the question can arise, ‘Why not go the whole hog and blow my own house down?’

Where does such thinking come from? It is terribly dangerous for others and destructive to themselves. Sad beyond belief.

https://www.samaritans.org Do not be afraid to contact this service; better to speak out and get help than act alone and in silence.

Other countries have similar support services for men and women on the edge of life itself.


CLP. 01/09/2020

I Kissed A Girl

Today’s her birthday

I was five and she was too

It wasn’t to be


n.b. Memory is triggered by so many random details. I recall the playground ringing to the chant, “Christopher Perry kissed….(insert name here)!”

I apologise to her for being so forward. Totally unacceptable behaviour on my part. I was out of order. No excuses. I think I have learned my lesson, although it took a while. Attitudes and behaviours learnt young need early challenge.

My elder sister had never been so embarrassed in her life. She made that quite clear.

CLP 12/01/2020