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The Writer by Mieke Boynton My Tears Are Your Rain Written during a rain storm in which I imagined that the rain was a sad woman weeping for the one she left behind. unravelling and in the same way, / i pulled the loose thread labelled “you” / and it’s all come undone. Daddy Another life you have lead / Laughing as my back is turned / Was I just not good enough / Why was I not told / That tiny babe inside you gr… Tectonics There is no other elsewhere – / I read that once, / and like an arrow straight and true / it pierced my understanding. Song of the Anchorite Once upon a time / I had a place in the world / I knew as mine. As she brushes me out of her tangled hair by Ina Mar shared solitude: sunset beach by Fiona Lokot Concession No doubt you’re right, / this far away and long ago shit can’t work. / Most people know naught of deathless love / or unslaked desire dislocation the crusher hit – blindsided me. / so soon after the turmoil in the soul / came the blow that severed me from my last link to the dancing. Twenty-One Lines on Hell Let me disabuse you / of your notions of hell: Separation Enforced separation… The Standoff A wall of glass, a heart of clay, / Now who’s afraid of whom? / You stand across the room. Wednesday’s Song Thursday mourning Wednesday’s Song thoughts in faux haiku silence fills my ears / words are digested like knives / nothing said at all Separation I think… / More often than not / We, as people disconnect from ourselves. / Just leave part of ourselves behind / In whatever piece o… Christmas 2009 Recession made Christmas harder than ever before / Family’s splitting – money the core / Dad’s leaving to live on the str… ‘Foxtrot Tango Uniform’ Of late I find myself surrounded by the meek and the naive. The simple, ignorant, timid, oblivious and occasionally plain obnoxious. Given … ‘Clot’ It seems such a strange thing, the fashion after which we met; your voice painting strokes of light upon the tumult canvas of my mind, from… ‘Afire’ Degrees of resistance equivalent roughly, regardless of altitude; between lighting a poorly thought-out-flame-and, the mechanism of a faili… Lonely Lonely ‘HEIR (Part II)’ As I tepidly edged further into uncertainty, it occurred to me that I’d left the right jacket on the opposing coast. / A short time l… Love vanished Seven years have passed / since first I married him / Whence he succombed his bride / Yet when I told him of babe we’d due / it felt … Stage III a young girls laughter / reminds me of my daughters / off now on their own ‘Reticent’ It’s been Ten years. / You would come to me, / while I was between worlds. / I’m still escaped by the notion / of exactly what … ‘Flicker’ I surveyed my seemingly immeasurable foolishness, from some hollow mid-night hour, far afield of brighter days. Terms akin ‘unparalle… ‘Saltwater’ The saltwater drips from my hair, / the tide sways at my chest. / The evening light washes away; / The molten fire, / in fraying nerves. / … ‘Strange’ Air most-temperate was radiant; set the world a-shimmer. Deficit of sleep and great exertion had me buckling, waking world afore me became … ‘And…’ It became more apparent the whole thing was just an elaborate improvisational scenario; either you’re bearing witness, performing, or… ‘Breaking The Loop’ I’d always felt homeless. / All the half glimpsed / memories, dreams and visions, / seemed to serve to illustrate; / the feeling was … ‘Tiding’ I swore only not to write to you. No mention was made of restraining unnecessarily my adoration of so obscenely compelling; let alone beaut… ‘Grin (For the Missing)’ Tides of heat relentless, remind us here of frailty. / Skies so clear could fracture; ’eral-ding some fracas. / We would sit out smil… ‘Partition’ Black hair. / Sweat, smoke and sunshine. / Blue eyes. / Light flares in the rain. / Teresa departed. / Twice. / In spite of choice I stay. … ‘Nine’ Black ink blooms, in cloudy fields of white; as my heart breaks asunder, five thousand miles removed. / I am the light that fell, through a… ‘Eras’ Scale of population irrespective, the world is uniformly empty at this strange hour. / Eras keep ending as I walk away from the critical ma… ‘Wildflower_II’ The reverberations cast by The Anomaly, caused a fracture in the universe housing this particular Frame of Instance. / A splinter in time. … ‘Tidings Absent’ In a courtyard hidden in the light, of a sultry afternoon; I was singing out my damn desire; amidst all the brightest hues. / I know quite … ‘To Get Her’ This here place of old, / was where gunfighters came to cry. / Bleeding streams of molten lead / from haunted silver eyes. / The G.O.D.S. o… ‘Versions [.220609]’ She plays with the seagulls, / on the shores of the sky. / She feels her ambitions, / walking on down the line. / Right out of her heart; /… ‘Volley’ Like bodkin-tipped-cloth-yards loosed en masse through the night, toward targets on the same field; our trajectories carry us seemingly so … ‘Departed’ Though in time I came to love the nearer side; hence I’d been driven, by necessity not only, too a long suppressed desire; invariably… ‘Cyclic’ Spring’s bright fragrance upon the night’s breath; dashing oh so heady.  / Arcing through the sultry air and sparking off a sig… ‘Between Storms and Arson’ Unconscious in the deepest night, / dreaming of the dead. / Reeling from sensory overload, / reaching for eternity. ‘Move’ If summer falls to winter, / then spring will see us through. / The circles overlapping here; / just heralds of the new. / Another gorgeous… ’Kristin’s Verse’ She was the star that cut a swathe, / through the half-wrought-rhetoric. / I had known her long before; / saw her from afar. / Hers was th… ‘Faded’ The sun is but a front for this one truth, / your beauty’s what illuminates my world; / but far across the night in depth of thought,… ‘Divide’ I swore / we’d not divide; / amidst the illusion of time. Separation Anxiety I’ve been thinking about breaking up with / Myself. ‘Love Me Some Walking’ Through TV-sets, with vacant stares, they idolize the monster. Taking great comfort from the hypnotic calm they find in its’ worship.… ‘Stasis’ by Tommy Dean LoMaglio My God, will this winter never end? / The ice is thick upon my heavy heart / Laden with my cold, chilling sorrow ‘Splinter’ Am; / One entity. / Defined by duality. / Governed by ruling Thirds. / The wounds incurred now quarterised. / I count to five in Japanese. … ‘Separated’ It’s all quite unbecoming, though I’m gone beyond vexation. These modern means that were so meant to bring us all together, I f… ‘Our Kind (One of)’ Sought the finest, in goddess; entreat, enslave, surpass or match. Mayhap fall ’neath the sway of their, shapely slender shadows. / W… ‘Silence’ She reigns; / I fall from the sky. / The light bends westward. ‘Flight Path For Off Days’ Flight path for off days. / Observations from the couch of my sobriety. / Nothing is making any sense. / And I’m still frustrated abo… ‘Convoluted’ I tussled of olde with the insolvent notion that I am a cantankerous anachronism; to draw neither sound conclusion, or eventuate personal a… ‘Salient’ I met old man Time again; in Greater-Oxford-Prime. / I’d worn these sunset hues; under brunette sky. / I can see the sapphire; you an… ‘The Transit Measure [iT.1]’ Far above and well below. / Dark as deep and clear across, / pressing forward through waking light; / to permeate our dreams. / I was lande… ‘In Difference’ Two trees traversed the road to the sky; grew into each other, embrace eventuating in amalgamation; realised, one. / The moon was well and … ‘Reign’ I came to learn my breath and fierce heartbeat were separated. / It precipitates to me; that my affection is the same. I’d been so na… ‘Bay of Roses’ If you stand alone at night atop the hill o’er bay of roses; you can hear a-shuffling, a-cross all of the world of night. / The birds… Within each love pain still hides Contemplate the pain he bares, / As a strange man in the mirror stares. / Loves perfume lingers in the air, / Within my grasp a strand of h… ‘Wake Apart’ A crime no doubt; the world ’at’would think any less of her. / Anyone ’at’s worth their salt, sees toll the armour … ‘Another Son’ I’ve spent a lot of time adrift it seems, complacent given shelter in the harbour of tomorrow. / I came to in a serene courtyard, dre… ‘Brother’ I marched past monuments to violence, exhibited plainly for all in dedicated civility; I thought about my brother. To be fair, I’d be… ‘Circles’ Lead the charge. Put it off . Stand apart. Wonder why. Commit regardless. / I’ve been through all of this, with all of you. Far too m… ‘The Divide’ I found a way out west once more unto the sunset state. / Still I’z decked in last nite’s garb, with time to percolate, torn in… ‘Mail’ You were somewhere far away, garrison’d edge-of-blue. / I was drinkin’ through the fray, off-station five to two. / I was findi…

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