THE KISS GOODBYE

I kissed you goodbye To remind us Of all that had failed, Of all that we’d missed Since we had first kissed, I kissed you goodbye For the hunger, For the itch and ache That remains unquenched, Still famished and benched, I kissed you goodbye And I held you, Body on body, With our breaths […]

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RAIN IN SUMMER

In the summers heat The raindrops fall As the dust of August Runs down the wall. Inside the house Lie endless cries, Broken hearts And comfortless toys. A child on the outside But silent within, No one to play with, No reason to grin. Sadness falls Like rain in winter, Leaves in autumn And the […]

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Ripples…

I drifted away once, Carried off by a delusional dream Of how it all could be- Consumed and captured, Completely confused And so far removed From everything Palpable And intrinsically valuable That I forgot for a while Who I was, What I had And how to return. I was swept away once, long ago, By […]

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Compatible Blends

We found each other, For a while As we searched separately For a new life Amid the ashes of a life already lived With bruised edges, Fractured hearts And losses to great to forget. We stopped for each other, All but briefly And, in delighted ignorance, Planned out a future As inseparable As water from […]

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Not One Fucking Tear

Fuck it! Fuck it, I keep saying To myself In the place of Bashing skull against wall. Fuck it, I stripped it all down for you, Laid it physically And mentally Bare And emptied myself Of all my silly secrets And petty principles And all for this- This insipid accomplishment of nothingness- The fucking empty […]

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Break-Up Afters

  It meant nothing and everything- All at once. It was filled with what you did not say And every tale you eyes still told. Was it too warm Or too cold? I remember shivering. Were you the first To light my cigarette- Like you did so long before- When everything was natural And comforting? […]

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Time, Long rested

  I would have laid in your arms, Tonight, Right there and then- Did you know that, Could you feel that? Not for the kick of it, The thrill of it, Nor for just the fuck of it. But for that tiny time We shared in the past Now set firm in photos, Misty in […]

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Remembrances along the roadside

  That day- do you remember? In the car, me- racing away And you- running, Me- crying, and you- waving. Do you remember? He was inside- watching, brewing, stewing. Unable to say what it was that he wanted, Unable to stop what he had from escaping. We were outside- turned inside out, Silenced to the […]

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We Never Saw Forever

  No more sorrys, No more words No more time. No more pretending That this is working Our days are gone. No more waiting For those calls That seldom came. No more arms Wrapped around me While I sleep. No more breath Upon my shoulder As I dream. No more questions For our future We […]

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Spring Cleaning

  Spring cleaning As fresh white snow falls by the window. Spring cleaning; Filling countless boxes of memories To be covered up in cupboards, Hoovering up all you left behind In corners too tricky to tackle. Spring cleaning, Polishing over reflections in mirrors Of the many moments we made And washing the bedclothes over and […]

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