LIMITATION OF ROSES

  I had the biggest bedroom as a boy but curiosity picked the box room at the lighter end of the short corridor for my summer’s sojourn. I was always looking for other walls that caught the shadows of other lives being lived- to touch the thought, at that time, was tantamount to taking part. […]

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SWAN NECK

  Swans have long necks though not as long as giraffes but I wonder still if they can see further upstream than the rest of us whose necks barely stem a few inches above the clavicle. The current is a nonstop exciting confusion, waves of wisdom and what ifs- what if I fall, what if […]

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GOING EAST

  I have crossed oceans without feeling the weight washed beneath their waves… I have cut through clouds without knowing the worries they whisper to the stars… I have flown from darkening dreams towards tomorrow’s daylight and yet the light is already fading on front of me before my past has even slept before my […]

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ACCEPTING UNCERTAINTY

  If this is love then ask no questions I cannot answer so disappointment cannot distract us from determination. Accept the uncertainly of this rocky road set out before us so doubt does not divine disaster before it dissolves us. See today as the future and tomorrow a bonus least time tests us with what […]

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STRAWBERRY GUM, 100 WORD STORY

Michael was 18 and wore yellow trainers. He had dark curly hair which he hated. He had his whole life planned out. Kathy was 17 and was happy to be in his plans. She wore skirts in winter and pants in summer. She liked gum, strawberry gum and Michael. He’d kissed her at Becky’s birthday […]

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THE LIGHT WE ARE

  There is a light, Amid the shadows, Within our slumber, There is a light, That never flickers, That cannot stumble. There is a light, In the very breath That feeds us, There is a light, In every loving eye That sees us. There is a light, In every dream We dare to hope for, […]

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UNPACKED

  I have emptied All the boxes, A lifetime Of belongings, A collection Of customs, Compromises, Compulsions, Convictions Combined together To become a whole, A who, A human, I have emptied All the boxes, Found other shelves To place the memories, Other drawers To store the scenes, Other cupboards To carry the clutter, Other colours To […]

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ON THE DOORSTEP

On the doorstep On the threshold The corner turns itself on me and I stand ready Waiting for the opening Waiting for the light Waiting for the release. On the doorstep At the line The path diverges on front of me, asking me to choose Waiting for the decision Waiting for the answer Waiting for […]

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