buy the book...
Joe Mendoza is a Tout
Poetry about political ghosts, loneliness, friendship,
and the wonderment of travel.
Drop little silver trumpet a line at and order a copy,
£4.99 each (excl p&p)
Or order on Amazon UK.


remember, remember, the third of...

As we watched CNN
in a cheap hotel room
in Loja, waiting to catch a bus ride south
to the Peruvian border,

thousands of miles north
on connected land
a grey man waved and smiled
to a crowd given another four years for good behaviour.

Later, we walked to a diner
serving steaks, hearts and other offal
and shovelled it all in
without a bloody word.

©Simon Kirwin 2011

Hey Joe Mendoza!