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forgive me

Have you ever thought about your story? Mine is little on elegant and eloquent it is more rusty roped and garlic rolling hills. When I grow…

some

The smell of yesterday winds its ivy love around my off the hook limbs. I thought about the pretty people and how it might possibly feel t…

Strange thinking will get you to places you would…

Strange thinking wrapped in newspaper just landed in the middle of my kitchen table. My first thought was fish and chips: not that I have …

now you might think differently

there is a story that walks with me / if I was normal / you would see my underneath / and the brush of my heart / would invite a Parisia…

perhaps

It was the glass slipper of magical sights. I had thought wind splashing colour onto my skin was the ultimate chocolate ripple. I love ho…

woman of straw

She thought about the mysteries of life as often as man thought about sex. On a wet Saturday afternoon the tin of her heart wondered if the…

day Seven

I did not think it would be easy. I did think it would be darkest place I would spend lately in. I am not dreaming a briar bush is eating…

last dance

so. / you let your heart out for one last dance / knowing only sad dreams / and / your twin with come home eyes and history / watches / sh…

Sarah signals – a part

Sarah woke to the warm fare/fair breakfast light. The warmth tickled her face and caressed her eyes to open. Slowly her Holland blind eye…

often: brave

I often talk about biting my lower lip. It is true, I do bite it. I often talk about living with a broken heart. It is true, it is broke…

Dear Friend,

Have you noticed of late the light is being used differently and the dark is settling into places it once feared to tread? The wind no lo…

Beatrice

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seed

It’s never lotion on your skin when you see division in his eyes. Sorry stings my going down into that place nobody can reach. The sorry …

ink pot

It was a snow white day when the mirror first exposed the life altering sign. The pot was invoked. She is not a writer after all, had been …

or – 101

a human(kind) drum, shakes the savage near / fingernails clothed in the darkest soil, are saddled to the side of an ice age / it is the pr…

or

Picture. / Long ago a precious liar clothed in linen spewed a river of sorrow, a million mile black river that flows into your bleeding hea…

gone fishing

Mysteries feast on my star, yet as their gentleman season reaches my black back mind, they are halted. Nothing to see. Move on…reveals… Br…

and the mysteries complete me

I noted in purple ink, the bonfire story / surveying through the ceiling window the bleeding damage / the idea of eating your yearning-fi…

my father who art in heaven

i was tracing soft black moments when a lick of salty wind brushed a soothing beauty into my too weak to fly flesh. / twilight. / falling…

for you, love

the night is myrrh lush and oh so frankincense painted pretty / my shoe laces are undone / and the strap of my thinking has snapped free / …

In the ghetto

“In the ghetto / Are you too blind to see?” / strip-tease workers cottages / a crane folded shared wall / two elfish girls / share a for…

knock

dusk / . / . / . / and the / hills exorcise a succubus / the eagle sitting at the round table / is tired of shadows / and mere me mortal…

Is this unusual?

Once upon a Calvary there lived a man with a pocket in his heart. He kept his troth in this pocket. / It happened as great inked romances …

12 daffodil bulbs

The window to the jumbled world was sealed tightly with April air. Sarah latched onto the scent of his blood and pointed a smile at Jupite…

Mum

Mum. / and going home with the bluebird tucked under your broken wing / is thorny and embedded in your crown / but the forever shoulder …

“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If…

Dear Clementia, / A man newly fashioned out of catcher in the rye driftwood, nurses a stoic solider lip, quivering. His name is known by a…

Imperfection

on hands and knees Rebecca swayed to the heartbeat of mother earth / she swayed as the sienna sun circled the periwinkle moon / earth und…

don’t get knotted

There is a knot in the tie that hangs loosely around my neck. It is after the Windsor knot it is a clove hitch knot, this knot was tied wh…

why not

The things of youth and hunger live on in the buds of my tongue; I can feel their mind as I scrape my tongue between my front teeth. A pi…

Ink will find a hole to seep through

Lily tucked two mousey brown wisps of hair (that had escaped the roughly styled french twist) behind her ears. She had woken to a morning…

easter musing 2011

I see myself as a lover. I run on. Ask the invisible? Meaning? There is no sense or automation. No landside background or dragonfly wi…

when my heart stops beating

Nemesis, winged into the guise of Eros / her lips she painted a crimson hubris / under a street lamp she swirled the day fall bile into …

Story of the wheel turns oddly

Snooping wind circled around my head. I felt my head move from side to side. At one point I had a vision of my head toppling into the bas…

exercise

The atom living in breast foam that desperately clings to a pure squeaky shore is lonely. / My pace slows as I approach a simple restaurant…

betrayal

why have you forsaken her? / panning ventricles out of watery blood, bone and flesh / sucking the marrow out of the girl of ever so faith…

to turn or not to turn

It has been an elongated and worthy day. I have had time to contemplate. Not the in between distraction sophistry. A brain striptease. …

just

there is a melt / Midas / tried the poison touch / the Archangel prayed for the dark night / singing / suck me anew – please / there…

Lure of the chair

Sitting in the same chair at Olivia’s Café had become a stealth and sensual operation. A Saturday treat. Timing was indeed everything. / B…

fuck you

(Mature)

hipster

picking bits and pieces of the pseudo norm / is never enough / it is hours missing the whole count living / dirty city hang-up dwellings …

laying low

tonight / the hero rests in the crook of the neck of so it is / voices lullaby eyes directed at nothing stays down / fingertips smooth f…

wine glass vision

near conversation / is buzzing light sensation / toasting in kindred arms / is tight spinning squeeze / And this I tell you without thoug…

yes please

leper skin / voyages to the medieval sun / meets photosynthesis heart, producing black hole silk grafts / yesteryear heart stop – hea…

witchy brew smells true

the matter. the fever. / Two heads are not better than one if one head has faulty wiring. / The banks of a crystal flowing creek no longer…

tapping the keys

Sincerely. A dashed line is signed in swollen love. Broken promise. / Being a secret child of under the bridge, you soon realise that livi…

Nymph

rooted in willowy wind / tenderly tending the bride garden / spewing a river into the grotto of my broken down heart / releasing a towe…

a simple tram ride

It was a nervous tram. The ride was under the moon. Not one star. My lips felt new. A sentimental current flayed the sea, spreading bl…

sleep, death and hemlock

It was an ordinary Sunday morning. The highway grass was just stirring. Morpheus had departed on the last boat to heaven and the underworl…

came out the same door as the one I went in

white / back up your mind / scratch your initials into the black / eat up / the out of sight / take the lid off the noise / strap your hear…

first time

first time I ran away from home I was seven. I packed my school bag with my fluffy stuffed dog, my swap cards and pj’s. I ran as far as m…

a letter to the corners

Greetings and veneration in Chronos, / To Love the closest of friends, / News arrived this day of your mirror appointment. It made me cry …

willing

silence / blood threaded / follows / a lone stare / you should not worry / if going home is no longer there / I / will carry your shut…

drowning

backstroking / through the sea of letters / Oceanids / seduced / the ink living in my veins / i sank / scratching at the dry pain circul…

A special man

I win time in his golden palm / tracing each footstep etched in the lines that crisscross his past, present and future / his words curl a…

final curtain

Loll / black flower teardrop petals on my cop it on the chin / Idle / caught: my knee deep in murky shadow puppets / Sing / restless f…

Carbon detonation

I caught myself doing that relative black hole stare. My mass felt an event horizon opening. I asked a friend for a heart telescope. The co…

not always pretty

i did not receive the golden tablet / engraved with life is always beautiful / i chipped out a stone block / with my fingernails / worki…

freefall

claim. / relax. / cleanse. / expand. / radiate. / allow / the die down. / place / your heart on the altar / visualise / a station / ge…

never again – closing time

the scars on her heart / numbered / l / o / n / g / the words still tumbled over her lips / stay / time over the past reflection / wrestl…

bowing my head in reverence

i climbed the accent of your mind / (toting my black and white heart) / to the doorway branded with the soul alphabet / i raised your root…

one layer gone the light and dark will always be …

I know of the art deco pick a part mirror / and the get up to the cock crow thrice / Alexandre Dumas / painted with words a man into an ir…

mistaken identity

i willed it. / your wild needle tongue / scraped away the dry skin from my lips (thank you) / and the girth of your scorpion tail / was exc…

tomorrow

in a sacred lullaby we adore / both / good and bad me / a ceremony / true to our loved selves / born / of ages / swept up in the moon / i u…

i know it

it is in the secret other things / a million dollar splendour is / stashed in the steeple spouting from my crown / the oak scaffold / hol…

benediction for the unknown

i thought of you / alone / wrestling / with the dancing pages / i held / the night / i comforted the drums / with / my Celtic tongu…

eleventh hour

you did not expect to wake / as you did not mean to acquiesce / in the love / and end with wounds that split your atom / or / you did expec…

a friend in need houses sonnets in their eyes

Dearest Friend, / The hour is late and the dark light has shawled the cotton candy aura you left to protect my being. I am not frightened.…

now

Yesterday. / the beautiful soul child / left / I did not send her away / she fell in love with all the simple things / I had no idea h…

the window into my room

after all / you beat against my golden fleece everything / why is there a crooked smile at my feet? / I am not afraid to step through you …

translucent

If you can hear me before you focus on turning over then just perhaps I’ve seeped into your shelter. This is the love I think of. The eq…

unlikely inspiration

skin penetrating inspiration / settles into the mark of pain on my lower back / there are no bad luck charms / fastened to the soles of …

tell me

it / is not always tied with a ribbon of clichés / i walked home alone / again. / my shadows / brushed / a centre piece / i am the very …

unbraiding my lips

There is nothing pretty about buzzard conversations. Circling. / You want the prettiest thing. A sugar dusted simulacra. / I watch you in t…

sigh

I watched the clouds move and change form as I stood with my back to the ivy tower that surrounds my home. I had a serene moment after an …

for she and for me

i walk without a safety net across the notched oak life limb. / under the forgiving moon, i dance naked and chant in mixed tongue, Gregor…

a kiss (experience)

the line / “come away with me” is not my original / but I am / as you are / listen my imaginary trusted love / i would bake you a summer …
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