Monday, October 01, 2018

once again
the bird that sings
in darkness
the doctor agrees
I'm not depressed

Blithe Spirit. Vol.28 No.3 August 2018

today's darkness
doesn't make me sad
closing my eyes
I wrap myself in it
like a soft blanket

Blithe Spirit Vol.28 No.3 August 2018
the funeral
of a friend
of a friend
watching planes take off
into the evening sun

Blithe Spirit Vol.28 No.2 May 2018
mid-sentence
I stop to wonder
what I think
and why I'm using
someone else's words

Blithe Spirit Vol.28 No.2 May 2018
learning
how to dance
to sad songs
the blues-man's
shuffling feet

Blithe Spirit Vol.28 No.2 May 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

small cuts
that barely break the skin
over the years
he's become used to
how she speaks to him

Blithe Spirit Vol 28 No 1, February 2018
midwinter
a pregnant cat's
soft breathing
I must learn how to wait
for the right time

Blithe Spirit Vol 28 No 1, February 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

looking back
over houses and gardens
'and you' I whisper
'you were the woods
I lost myself in'

Presence 59 Nov 2017
little girls
in blue silk dresses
watch
a shadow fall
from a clear sky

Presence 59 Nov 2017
the look
my neighbours cat gives me
as I open my door
a new day of judging
and being judged

Presence 59 Nov 2017
that look
so innocent and wild
in the cat's eyes too
there is
love and hunger

Blithe Spirit Vol.27 No.4 November 2017
a small hand
traces bands of sunlight
across the wall
glimpses of a new country
through the airport blinds

Blithe Spirit Vol.27 No.4 November 2017
grey morning
a hankering
for soft-boiled eggs

Presence 57 March 2017