THE THINGS THAT LEAVE US COLD, PART 1

The Things That Leave Us Cold Part 1 of 4  (Audio version available to listen to; link at the end of page)           I stood by the open window and watched and waited, surrounded on all sides by the wisteria that clung on as time passed by and forgave nothing. It […]

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BETWEEN DISTRACTIONS

  Between black and white there are a thousand shades of grey between life and death there are a million things to say between I love you and I love you not there is more than just hunger and hate FeelFondFuckFancyFlameFavourFidelityForever FallacyFuck-upForgetFloutFlingFadeFailingFlee we are hungry we eat (more than we should) and then we hate […]

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UNDER, ONWARDS & OVER

Washed over in whiskey and rum and falling, on a street, by a bridge in the lamplight as the river rushed under us onwards and out of sight, falling into each other in foreign lands into foreign hands sliding along foreign bodies, lean and slender, twists and thrusts of bodies curious to what they’d not […]

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THIS IS HOW IT ENDS!

  He wrote you a love song, A sonnet full of substance but it quivered on a quaver, percussion piercing it, smacking it suddenly, separating it from any sense of synchronicity, drums drowning it in dissension, ruining all reminder of resonance, burying it brutally in the blues, bare and broken. He wrote you a love […]

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FOLD IN THE SHEET

Lost in the fold in the sheet That separates us, so close We slumber, in our own reverie, Slipping apart in the trappings That coil around us, while you Do not turn to look, to see me Tangled. Lost in the fold in the sheet, My arms caught by my side, My legs entwined in […]

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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 […]

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An Ending to the Season

Is this it, Is this life, Is this living? Is this the reward for the struggle?   Is this all that was born from those battles won? Is this the result of those wild Winter’s winds And the all too shortness of Summer’s sun?   Is this it, Is this all, In a nut shell? […]

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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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Candy Floss

I am falling All around you, Not sure Who is more senior Or sensible. I thought you needed To be cradled In arms But found it to be I who was held- Your fingers running through my hair, Your breath against my neck, Your body wrapped around me And somehow I am comforted In this […]

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