Pocket full of air............

I like my pockets
it’s where I keep
my stuff you know
keys,tissues, notes to self
you know the kinda stuff
day to day dreary….

sturdy, useful pockets

but there are other pockets
hidden and tattered….

the ones I keep my heart in

there is a special pocket for
the young heart
I onced owned
full of wonder,
life and expectations

my pockets of happiness
are often full
twinkling and teasing
to overflowing……
brimming are the pockets of joy
that keep the pleasures of life
and make us smile with wonder

the pocket of acceptance
makes me smile
and even linger
I like ME….
and where I’m at

the useful pocket
holds a big,colourful crayon
it’s where I draw my day to day
bold, bright and beautiful

oh yes these pockets
are handy indeed
for they are full of my life
and other tell tale parts of ME

but every now and then I stumble
into my secret pocket
you know the pocket
hidden from everyone
small but more important
than any other pocket

this pocket is
in the palm of my hand
it’s where my heart bleeds
like a waterfall….
overflowing with hidden pain
hurt and courage of fake smiles

this special pocket
is deliberately hidden from view
a blindfolded glance
if you wish….

this small pocket
gathers lint and dust
until I feel the need
to scuffle around
and feel in the dark
with my bare hands
grappling and grabbing

not pleasant to the touch
but there none the less
it’s sharp edge….
cutting and weaving pain
into lifetime’s scars
never healing

these pockets are
cosmetically covered
and lightly perfumed
for all to poke around in
as the new day breaks……

Pocket full of air............


Cremorne, Australia

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for Sandra and Lisa
with much love xxxx
For our scars are bared in different ways but scars none the less xxxxxxxxxx

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