Dead teddies

When teddies die

These teddies were found in the laneway bursting out of a bin liner as if emerging fully-formed from a gestational sac. In that sense, I’m not sure if they are dead or just born. They look new-born to me, given the way their limbs are flung out in all directions and the difficulty they are […]

Dead Christmas tree

When Christmas trees die

I heard a story on the news before Christmas about how a local council was offering a free pick-up service for dead Christmas trees because, according to the spokesperson, the sight of them lying in the lane-ways after Christmas was ‘depressing’. I don’t know. Burning a chocolate cake in the oven is a little depressing. […]