Three Studies

Three Studies

Three Studies

#1
colours high,
if thoughts were clouds
there’d be a rainbow,
smile on one side
tears against it

#2
non-expression;
a candle’s beauty
is in its silence,
but the glow above
itself destroys

#3
dance the words
on subverted senses
keep them busy
the smitten’s complex
distraction

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Junk Fields

Junk Fields

Junk Fields

This open space,
filled with junk
we rejected in the long run,
rotting, rusting,
decomposing,
never gone.

Never gone.

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Remembered

Remembered

Remembered

All quiet now,
the morning rush gone,
lost, forgotten,
the debris
listless or drowned,
tells us nothing,
just waits to be collected,
buried.

Moments of lives,
lives full of moments,
this is where we cannot live,
memories fade,
within these last of places,
lost,
yet so desperately
doggedly,
remembered.

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She Laughs Herself Awake

She Laughs Herself Awake

She Laughs Herself Awake

She laughs herself awake,
at an hour disrespectful,
the beauty in her bed of dreams and unknown solace.
There’s a stillness in the house,
and what she doesn’t realise
is the stillness comes from her.

The day, yet to play its part,
languors insolent before the rise,
nothing more than a passing car to heed its dawn.
And I wait with happiness
a pause upon my pressured lips,
I wait for her first awakened smile.

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Cold Floors & Warm Hands

Cold Floors & Warm Hands

Cold Floors & Warm Hands

Tea starts it all,
the early morning yawn
the hunger
subdued until, awash,
the warmth begins.
A pause on the treadmill,
these enlisted infusions,
the first of the day,
shared,
with friends,
pets, memories,
or just with silence,
it is all still to be done,
the living,
but only after
this moment’s quiet,
this friendly tea.

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This Transient Confetti

This Transient Confetti

This Transient Confetti

The working week
working its way home,
as I slip through
in celebration,
my hands
absently pull and shred,
the last throes of stress.

And when it’s done,
I scatter them
for the waning sun,
my summer friend,
to catch and
turn in fading light,
then let them fall –

I feel no guilt
for this transient confetti,
left for no one
but the weekend drunks
and scrums.

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Love Coat

Love Coat

Love Coat

That coat
meant for one
it’s arms always open,
encouraging, warming,
the pockets holding
scraps of tickets to work
or wrappers from comfort food.

This coat,
meant for one,
you wear to the car
three sizes too big,
to drive me to the station
and as the train pulls away
I note that, as with everything,
it looks so much better on you.

And that makes me smile.

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Stamping on Leaves

Stamping on Leaves

Stamping on Leaves

Hop, skip,
looking down as
she moves,
one stomp at a time,
here is Godzilla
just back from school
there weren’t enough victims
in project time.

Foolish attempts at
arresting nature
her scowl admits her failings,
the leaves skip as she hops
hop as she stamps,
her parents
oblivious
a few steps in front.

Autumn brings its own trials.

she captures one,
picks it up
turns it over and smiles
just fleetingly,
before letting it fall,
watching it go,
and stomping,
stamping some more.

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Low Smoking Cow

Low Smoking Cow

Low Smoking Cow

The low smoking cow,
down on it’s knees
laid down in a field,
looking so calm.

After a run
along concrete walkways
it’s a smile on my face,
ink for my pen.

This morning’s turned cold,
the years slowly ending,
it’s all just as obvious,
as the low, smoking, cow.

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