FIRE IN MY BELLY

I have an unwelcome guest who will not leave.  I’ve spoken to him nicely, tried eviction notices, everything.  No success.  It wouldn’t be so bad if – he wasn’t a dragon.  No, no, stay with me.  This isn’t a fairy-tale, it’s a true story.  It’s happening right here, right now.  This noxious beast has taken…

Saturday

On the way home yesterday, I drove up Davey Street.  I stopped off to post a letter outside a large, old fashioned home surrounded by a brick wall.  As I stepped out of the car, I noticed a white, crumpled something at the base of the wall.  A plastic bag?  I looked more closely.  It…