I AM…

  Beau, tu sais? Tu es beau, c’est vrai. Non, I say, ca, c’est pas vrai. Moi, je sais d’autre chose, mais beau? Non, I say, je ne suis pas beau. Fragility I know, mon ami s’appelle fragilité, pour lui je porte a smile, comme de vêtements, like a shield, mon sourire est beau, ca, […]

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JE SUIS…

  Day 13 of National Poetry Writing Month 30 poems in 30 days Beau, tu sais? Tu es beau, c’est vrai. Non, I say, ca, c’est pas vrai. Moi, je sais d’autre chose, mais beau? Non, I say, je ne suis pas beau. Fragility I know, mon ami s’appelle fragilité, pour lui je porte a […]

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LONG GONE

  I see you in pictures of a past barely present on a wall already crossed that we once sat upon I see you in pictures of a hold hardly held in a place already parted that we cannot return to I see you in pictures of a truth never tested with a smile still […]

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LINGER LIGHT, LONGER

Linger  longer  in this light, this fragile luminosity,  let me be your curiosity,  shun the shadows for sadder days for more somber sighs when it’s again the time to cry but for now linger longer  in this light,  in this simplicity, this momentary tranquility,  entreat me your tenderness,  your warm caress against my being, my […]

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I Smile

I smile To break the silence, I smile To deflect the darkness, I smile To wake the day, I smile To kill the fear, I smile To steady the tears, falling, I smile To remind myself I can, I smile To remind myself of all that can be, better, I smile To find the joy, […]

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MOTHERS CHILD

We are carved and we are cared for, Cuddled and coddled all our lives, But we are, will always remain A mother’s creation, the love And labour of the hands That first held us. I see you In me, in the minutes so simple, In the moments so precious, Sometimes so predictable, Other times obscure. […]

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CINQUAIN IN FRANCE

I see In a vast bar On the edge of my past A boy so lost amid the crowd And you, There was, In the mayhem, A sense of happening, A feeling of the familiar In you, Brown shirt And dark blue jeans, Gaze so deep to drown in And a gentleness that caught me […]

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Darkness and Light

And so, Once again I’ve put away Those tediously tiring, Hypocritical pretenses And prepared myself for a fall From the smiles and laughter And wonder of it all? At last, I’ve been permitted To speak and acknowledge it, Allowed to stop this world And finally accept it, See it, reject it Or perhaps, no more, […]

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In Arms

  Undressed, beneath the darkness, In bed, beneath the covers, In your arms- so tight around me That I find myself comforted- Like in a blanket And I find myself at a home So far from home. Undressed, beneath that darkness, In bed, beneath those covers, In my arms, I hold you so tight And […]

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