Monthly Archives: September 2013

Her Wardrobe

Pretty maids all in a row Dancing at every swing of the hinge Mothballs carrying the smell of time Your mirror reflects only maple now No more lips to paint and lashes to coat What once towered over Now stands … Continue reading

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A State Of Play

Saving yourself for the next big thing Gripping it with both hands Pocketing it, turning it over in fingers raw with age and time Living in a permastate of the backwards glance Forever ignoring the now The here Where we … Continue reading

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Lullabies to Henry

As petals stretched on glass Brittle, exquisite in fragility I see through you Your soul resting, out of time 1916 sees you arrive 1945 your first 1957 your second Those years a part of you grew into two 2010 and … Continue reading

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Hitting A Hollow

The silent scream carries Heard by you And you And you Not them The punches and the kicks Tread water, find air, hit a hollow Stranger Danger mockery A known foe Don’t think I didn’t warn you Precocious madam Older … Continue reading

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Shouting Back

Sitting, legs tucked under, laptop perched She tip-taps away Reaching out, sharing, supporting, learning Her mind and heart open Her defences down, bathing in the safety her home gives Honest, genuine, kind, human Sitting, upright, pawing at the keys Heated … Continue reading

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The Shelf

Left on the shelf A vittle for consumption Only at my best Before the rot has set in Get me when I’m fresh In my prime Before my edges have started to fray Before the shine is off the apple … Continue reading

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My Maria

A smile bigger than the world Lighting up the room, the house, the street, my life A warmth that laps at your edges and fills you to the brim Laughter, sparkling, safe and sure as coming home You put my … Continue reading

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