JOURNEYS, PART 2; A FERRY FROM THE FUTURE

  I took the ferry, once again, that morning, after a long repose, to the other side, the one formerly ‘his side’, the side I used, so often, to cross to, to eat, to sleep, to kiss, to share, the same ferry that took me from the real world to his world, which became my […]

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AS THE BAND PLAYS ON…

Day 5: National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo Amid the misty moods of jazz, strings starring the elegance of Ellington, shadows caress the couples kissing, the barman swaying and the affected aficionados converging on the cello player, playing softly on seduction sentimental moods as the smell of him sways still over my skin like fingers on […]

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SECRETS ON THE STAIRS

Where turrets twist light leaps around steps long since merged with the marks, caressed into carpets made bare by the burdens they now bare, secrets stored in stairs that turn ever onwards, ever upwards, always reaching for the rest of the story never truly told in the light still leaping. All Words and Photographs by […]

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THE COURTSHIP OF A QUEEN

I The waiting And one fine day I will see you there Where our bench waits by the bend And the trees will thrill at our tenderness When my lips find yours to amend For the distance that’s divided us And the years that slipped between When this soldier returns to take your hand A […]

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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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From Myth to Man on Valentines

Reworking an old piece for Saint Valentine…   When I was a boy I dreamt of you daily, when I was 20 I thought I knew you, as I fall into 40 I fear we’ve never met, but I’ve loved you, you know, since childhood, since I saw what it meant to hold someone’s hand […]

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MY MUSE

Dance with me for a while you asked And how could I refuse? The belle of the ball at a soiree of cities You are lady and goddess, the muse. Deep in your heart I walked through you To see you for what you are, The product of passion and maker of magic Like the […]

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