Poetry

Spare Change

Spare Change Eyes appraise me Behind coke bottle lenses. Cocooned in sleeping bag Against a bitter winter breeze. A tale of pain transmitted wordlessly, "How did it come to this, Trapped here, unseen by most Ignored by the rest". A hand gnarled with age appears, Cup shaking with the cold. Loose coppers the colour of …

The Human Condition

The Human Condition We are the human condition In its entirety. Together in sadness, Together in hope. We are the forces of focus Our brush, needle, lights capture An armoury of ideas To stimulate your senses. We are the vanguard Sounding the horn of change Leading the charge For reclamation of mind, body, soul We …

The Fox

The Fox The Fox I knew you from a cub Brown eyed and shaggy of mane Your cunning a protective shield Against a world intent to snare you. You played me songs and melodies Smoky lyrics of trascendence Of hope and love a better life Pains ballad amongst the detritus. You brought me life In …

Griefs Embrace

Griefs Embrace How do you break free from it? When chains do nout but hold you Shackled arms and legs Unable to run or raise fist These ropes restrain my spirit Earth bound, a comfort for the worm and beetle. How do you sore into skies of azure, When imprisoned by griefs embrace?

All In This Together

All In This Together A Lord in a castle His throne upon high Proclaims to his subject's For the greater good, They must die. For their grain he must sell To replenish his chests. To pay for poor choices and service his debts. "We're all in this together!" His subjects they start to cry. As …

Dear Frida

Dear Frida You have long left this world to its troubles and strife, and while injustice runs wild as through much of your life. A letter I felt, I must write to you. Through your work and your strength, you've inspired me to. Stand and face my demons and the pains of the past. Take …

The Note

The Note Where was the note? That crumpled paper A faintly scrawled good bye Tangible evidence of your pain Of a conscious choice to leave. Where is it? Through each memory I have rummaged Overturning boxes, emptying bags Desperate for your final word. Where you said you loved me, Were proud of me, Would forever …

The Crazy Ones

The Crazy Ones They say it's the crazy ones Who make you feel crazy Planted seeds of doubt Watered with shame and tears of pain Dense thorny thickets grow Delivering bloody cuts and snagged clothing. It's the crazy ones that make you feel. Unanswered calls from a plea to communicate Unrequited love from a heart …

When Did You Last See Your Father?

When Did You Last See Your Father? When did you last see your father? The question delivered, A mental blow. Crisp starched linen ruffled Surrounding, enveloping him. Morphine induced halluncinations Of clouds and peace. My words of love, of premature goodbyes, Tears cascading down hot cheeks, Noses wrinkled at antiseptic vapours. Back turned and slow …

Road Map

Road Map This is a face of violence, Accidental and deliberate. A face of such sorrow And boundless communal joy. Love has blessed this face Bringing laughter and caress Heartbreak has scared it And lingers in its windows. A road map to the present, Of beginings and conclusions. Valleys that will deepen, Mountains that will …

Ode To Hawking

Ode To Hawking A consciousness expanded, At the speed of light. The theory of everything, It was born and took flight. A body as a cage, held a mind that roamed so free. The cosmos and the stars, a playground of infinity. The sky seems so much darker, the stars they shine less bright, for a visionary …

Head Full Of Wasps

Head Full Of Wasps A head full of wasps, incessantly buzzing under my skin, Each wasp a thought a feeling, A notion eardrums filtered in. My heads a boiling hive of wasps, a honeycombed place of reaction. Do I act on every impulse, allow fabrications to gain false traction? Do I put my faith in …

Inky Pool

Inky Pool That inky pool of darkness, keeps on stalking me. No matter where I try to hide, or erratically flee. For when the sun is shining, I feel it’s present eyeless stare. I turn a side street to evade it, but it’s always waiting there. At night below the street lights glow, it triples …

You Called

You Called You called my phone, And I got your text, I never returned or replied, There would always be a next, Time.   A next time to converse, A next time to meet, A next time to hang out, A next time to complete, Our discussions.   You asked could you see me, Spend …

Remember The Summer

Remember The Summer Remember the summer, its joys and its laughter. Remember possibilities of those happy ever afters.   Remember bare skinned warmth, of the balmy evening time. Those long walks through the city, when your heart was mine.   Remember the azure, of the blue hours evening sky, and the golden flourish of the …

Trail of Memories

Trail Of Memories I’ve left a trail of memories, strewn across the ground. Each piece a spark of recognition, a bread crumb to be found.   Each fragment woven with imagery, of smell of touch of sound. Each instance full of life and hope, just scattered on the ground.   I walk down streets and …

Read

Read I took a seat between the books, A place to rest my aching feet. The light was dim with dust in nooks, surrounded by words on shelves replete.   These tomes validation could not be found, for text aplenty but no readers here. I watched as words moved across the ground, they flowed with …

Past

Past There is no life left in this place, Its buildings empty, bereft of sound. Its colours drained from walls and curtains, windows glass lay shattered on the ground.   There is no life left in this place, a kitchen still, no tap drips here. The oven stands forever lacking heat, dusty mugs forever thirsty, …

Parachute

Parachute   Silken folds balloon in the wind, falling from such great heights, protected. Descent slowed in billowing gale. My defence, spread around me, above me.   What wonder to be saved, saved from pain and misery. What joy to land safely, if not slightly off my course.   There is no need of a …