The 30th poem on the 30th day of April for National Poetry Writing Month   And on runs the road, rushing in rings around us, faster than feet can find footing,  brisker than bodies can breath,  holds lost in the hustle and hurry, securities slipping by the sidelines, hearts hurtling off into hills  parted andContinue reading “THE SCENTED ROAD”


  Curious are the occasions  you come into consciousness,  like colours caught  out of season, without  a reason you slip in  between the solace  to accentuate the silence, the stillness and the distance.   Curious are the occasions  you come into consciousness, like lyrics lost to their line, without reason or rhyme, you are mineContinue reading “CAUGHT IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS”


I heard you today  on the metro,  in the morning,  words falling from foreign tongues  as the train took me so much further  than the tracks permitted.  I heard you today in the distance, calling,  after the departure,  a language dissolving the borders  that bind us now broken  but a hold still held that IContinue reading “AMSTERDAM CALLING”


We were meant to be nothing more than the compliment to you, calm and considerate, not the conqueror; covetous and carnal. We were meant to be nothing more than the guardian of you, grateful and gracious, not just gluttony grounded in greed. We were meant to be nothing more than the homemaker in you, humbleContinue reading “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”


  There are violets in lullabies caressing windows where once only sleeping notes lay There are songs in springtime seducing summer in gardens where all colour was grey There are violets awaking on walls now a witness to the orchestra of nature at play. There are violets on strings, on sweet subtle strings, simplicity reassuredContinue reading “DELICATE THINGS”


  Tears on the sleeve of a boy he’s gonna find release today, ‘Tears on the sleeve’ is what she sang I fear he is a man today Tears on the side of his face this was what he’d waited for thrown by the time and the place he thought it would be so muchContinue reading “THE FIRST TIME, UNDER THE PINK”

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