BEFORE THE SONG

  Cold clouds burrow beneath the forest, the spirits have taken cover, peace and fruit now buried beneath a bed of lichen, summer’s rose too ruined to redeem, her last scent is now a dream. Love has been lost here too on a wind that wandered from wondrous to winsome beneath a bed of burlap […]

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REMEMBERING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13th, 2015. NOUS SOMMES PARIS.

  In the supermarket on Saturday in the 14th,  on the 14th, in numb November, in Paris, their Paris, our Paris, my Paris, people push grief  in comfortless trolleys  down shadowed aisles  of silence, strangers claiming their spaces in solidarity, in queues  of slow moving sorrow, seeing shadow in places  where once there was light,  […]

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THE DIRGE FOR DYING DREAMERS

So the seagulls sang As I sailed away And my future swam out to the seas, And the cormorants crooned A slow distant dirge As my mind swept to waves of memories, I remembered you there On the beach that day As your eyes poured torrents of tears, I had promised you then That one […]

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SILENT ABSENCE

Missing you, The silent absence, The stillness, The sadness, I close doors And pretend You’re behind them, I turn out lights And imagine You’re beneath them. But The silent absence, The loneliness, The moodiness, Says so much more About the distance Now dividing us Than all the noise We ever made When you were here. […]

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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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RAIN IN SUMMER

In the summers heat The raindrops fall As the dust of August Runs down the wall. Inside the house Lie endless cries, Broken hearts And comfortless toys. A child on the outside But silent within, No one to play with, No reason to grin. Sadness falls Like rain in winter, Leaves in autumn And the […]

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