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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

CINQUAIN FOR SORROW

We hold On so tightly To so much of the past That it can make the future seem So far… We are What we make us But we are fragile folk Frequently falling too far from Our fate…

Read More…

ALONG THE WAYSIDE

Subdued by circumstance, Sitting soulfully In the shadow Of uncertainty As situations Settle themselves Into scenes played out Beyond reach of understanding Or certitude, I succumb To the subtle shifts In atmospherical changes, Accept the silences As essential escapism And shake In the fallouts from storms Rained down only In the calmest corners of the […]

Read More…

Years Go By

Years go by And I’m still here- Remembering. Years flying by- Feeling like minutes in my mind; A decade lost in the passing, Like I’ve fallen forward through a gap in time. Years in between And yet that first morning- Still so fresh, Waking up into a home I’d gate crashed- The Irish abroad; Jeannie, […]

Read More…

To the Days- Present and Past

If I looked back At you Today, As who I now am, Would you still recognize me? Could you still see in me The one you hoped, Back then, To become? That shy, Quiet And frightened boy- So often alone, A step behind the shadows And I’m still not sure If it was where you […]

Read More…