It Took His Time

It took his time
Sucking on moments
Swallowing like hunger
Spitting out the pips

The pulse of that thing
The monstrosity
Ice in a furnace

In the thick of it
His brown eyes
Still remembered gardens
Crab apple blossum

And the every-day courage to wink kindly
In tornados at strangers

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To the passion of every-day


time, poem, hunger, courage, jouney, everyday


  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    oh I like him so much,
    I’ve just arrived back after a walk and I was very distressed that most of the people I passed and either smiled at or said hello, just ignored me. Perhaps it is the Melbourne grey and wet weather.

    I love the visuals and scents you’ve captured x

  • Hi Lisa, thanks. Im in Melbourne for a few days and heading out now. I might test a wink or two lol x

    – Robert Knapman

  • Pete Klimek
    Pete Klimekalmost 4 years ago

    Your lines: “And the every-day courage to wink kindly
    In tornados at strangers” are everything – turbulent and peaceful.

  • Hi Pete. Thanks and thanks for leaving your comments and traces :)

    – Robert Knapman

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