CHRISTMAS COVER UP

  In the shadow of all its history, in the sorrow behind its sparkle, I sprinkle fairy lights on the drying roots of this dying tree.   At the summit of all its beauty, from the forest freshy felled, I place a blood red rose on this tree cut down from hope.   All words […]

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ONLY AFTERWARDS

He tasted of pine pressed into skin, nicotine fingers and beer bound breath naked beneath the fairy lights and twinkling balls as a cat and dog watched their shadows kissing on the walls. She tasted of punch, cinnamon sticks and orange scents with red rimmed lips and bare naked breasts to blush the baubles, suspenders […]

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Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life

Bells and baubles bound to branches While tinsel twists and turns and ties, Santa’s sleighs and snowmen dancing Lights all aglow like stars in skies, On the tree an angel sparkles, Crackers to pull and bells to ring, Neath the tree a manger slumbers With a bed that waits for a King, Reindeers leap with […]

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A New Year

A new year, A new day- Sky’s still grey. A new year, A new day, Still raining- Weather’s still the same, No change there, People still on the streets With their brollies- Shopping, Plodding through puddles And slipping in the sales- Buying what they don’t want In wet shoes and stockings, And cursing what they […]

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