Monthly Archives: January 2014

Climbing Back Onto The Page

When the brakes came off Stabilisers unhooked I wondered The fools Didn’t they know? Hadn’t they seen? My silent revolution Had already set its pace In those days when fear Was my given companion We’d plotted Fear and I He … Continue reading

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The Soldier’s Heart

Pour the blue black ink Into the depths welling To a surface arid Parchment in need of the nib Begging for the etch And scribe A letter in time Four years of a longing So roughly felt That the pain … Continue reading

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Up The Gradient

Rows and rows of us Running to stand still Peddling nowhere With the thumping music Lifting each step The screens looking down The madness of the tableau hits Reminding of the metal boxes Transporting us from A to B One … Continue reading

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Your Sister, Daughter, Mother

What if she were your Sister, daughter, mother? Oh yes, yes, yes What if? Valued above all else Could you hurt Those sisters, daughters, mothers? Would you? Do you? Will you? Hurt That other girl Those other women Daughters of … Continue reading

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Smudge Me Off The Page

When you make me You break me You smudge me off the page With your thumb Held under it The mouse’s tail tip Trapped while the feet frantically Grasp for a toehold Finding only sawdust and feathers Limitless inconsistency When … Continue reading

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Your Cave

When the day stretches out like the Arctic Tundra And you cut the hours by function Up Pee Wash But you can’t Dress And you barely do Pulling a jumper over night shirt Try to eat Try to stand Lie … Continue reading

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The Year Of Healing

With your back resting On Demerara sand Pools of sunwarmed water Collecting beneath your shoulders You start to lift Weightlessness taking over The tide drawing in Embraces you, lifting The engravings of pain Etched over the year Dissolving Leaving you … Continue reading

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