Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Not Ready for the Songs

The span of the season's wings en-
gulf my shaky sense of safety:
they drag my being to their nest.
Though I'd welcome to be nestled
within their feathery embrace
I would much sooner welcome rest.
So the robin that chirps for me
gleeful on those frosty mornings,
please leave your song until later.
They say it's the most wonderful
time of the year and yet the sense
of weariness is much greater.

Repetition and Alteration

Repetition is a constructed lie
but one that allows us to thrive
for it's a variation improved by
the new moments had whilst alive.

Alteration in the familiar
is a route to a rout of rights
through perfecting something similar
and subsiding all of the slights.

Our Spin Sees it Just...

Pure morning light
    loitered on your
       exposed collar
        filtered through blinds
             who let strips in
           and the duvet
          kisses your breast;
       reflecting light -
     luciform love
and our spin sees it just
   that the ambered
       and slumbered sun
         should rouse those eyes
            from restful lids
         and dance to your
       rising shoulders
    exposing more
  winter lit skin;
soft snowy bliss.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Windswept

Seagull, mid-flight,
blown from its track,
caught in a gust of wind,
never finds its way back
but where does it
plan to descend
or if rather the case
did it have any ends?
I'd hope to think
it was fine chance
that took hold of its wing
and control of the dance,
for when you're caught
(feathered or fur)
it's rather the sign of
circumstance in the air.

Boundless Atmosphere

Such sinuous softness
in the silk of your skin
contains your heart's corona
and the light contained within.

Such selenic brightness
in the glow of your eyes
emits your lively love
and how our harmonise.

Such stellular hypnosis
in the pull of your lips
gravitates me towards you
and your meteoric fingertips.

Such heavenly halcyon
when you are in my arms
in a perihelion;
that point of closest calm.

Such heavenly halcyon
when our earthly bodies meet
in space there's heard an explosion
as our weightless love accretes

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Splintered Sun

Trunk splintered sun
lights leaves aglow.
Hands stretching high,
mist flying low.
The summer's death
is all for show.
Nothing to see,
nowhere to go.

Dark and Damp

Horrors lie uncertain
under Heaven's soft snow,
forsaken by sunlight
in a place forbidden go
but we ventured down
for the will of our kind;
us vessel of spirits
to see what we'd find -

it was dark and damp.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Feathers

Feathers in your mouth and blood on your tail:
I can't help but be a fool for the facts.
Immaculate paws point to faith I'd lacked
and oust me as someone fragile and frail.

Yet we're still clearly left with a dead bird
and its carcass conveys a carnal sin
so it takes all my strength from within
to dismiss the tweeting that I had heard.

For sometimes feathers are merely feathers
and blood can come from natural sources;
when careless suspicions run their courses
fearful minds can break free of their tethers.

I still nurse that bird in my gentle hands
knowing not who did it harm nor where it lands.

Day To Day/Overwhelmed

Wilted and worn                           with little want
from the whirlwind                      stirring in my bed
of a day to day                             overwhelmed by life
tilted and torn                              by a feeling of can't
from the neglect                          that I've been drowned by
of a day to day;                           overwhelmed by life;
an overwhelmed life -               a day to day
with much to do,                         with little respite,
there's a drowsiness                   of mal-hydration
in a jaundice hue                          and a lack of light,
yet I can't keep up                        with life to live
when it comes to you                   and sleep to fight.

Atlas Stone

Lately, I've had a boulder
that I've taken everywhere.
Rested on my aching shoulder,
it's such a burden to bear.

But it has 'come a part of me
and so I cling to it like hell.
I feel as though it could be
the magic caster of some spell.

But day by day, I've felt strength wane
and the boulder's weight's increased
until I cannot take the strain,
the ache festering like yeast.

And so I've dropped it from my arms
but it's landed on my toes,
which seems to do even more harm...
I doubt the pain ever goes.

I've tried to lift the weight once more
but it was too heavy to take
and as it stays dead on the floor
my failing hands begin to shake.

And now my shoulders feel light
and my skin's no longer cut,
but I still have these hills to fight
and I still have a broken foot.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The Worsification of Wine

The flocculent feelings of fondness
foraminate frost that had enveloped.
A flaught flicker in your eyes towards mine,
both intoxicated by wine;
I knew a love had developed.

The potency grew stronger with each pour
our pupils both dilated in awe.
More wine madefied your majestic lips
as my fingertips felt for you hips;
I recognised you without flaw.

The effects of the wine dissipated
yet those systatic sensations sinewed.
As intoxication was sedated
our hearts still both felt elated
by the love that was created.

Waking dream; Working dream.

Sleep steady,
sedated by the bright midnight
waking hours
find me heavy eyed
drifting into
nocturnal dreams
of existence,
reflections
down the darkest shard.
A luciform logic
malnourished by choice, working on caffeine
to hold a roof above my head
the rain already
falls too much
and the alarm calls
for another day.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Lost in the Lunar Lit Licks

Salt water seeps and spreads
through sepia sheets,
an owner caught unaware
by the changing tides
of the lunar sea
in a midnight stroll;
all light left those words
and meaning shattered
by shingles shunted
towards the shore.

The pale reflection leers
her flickering facade
as though luring the owner
into her sinewed grasp;
lecanscopy and the hypnotic
displacement of pebbles
working in synergy;
still he can't retrieve
those words he wrote
with an assured pen;

the night is ephemeral
but its damage holds eternal.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

A Second Floor Scene

A scent of freshly laundered linen
as your stripes slide off swiftly
and the creases                                
                                             of your skin
are snatched at in delirious delight
under the gaze of Venus' light
and the blinds                                   
                                 stir in the wind
snatching at the open window
where we echo in the night.

Friday, 1 September 2017

September Softness

A plethora of pressed petals
could not duplicate your delicacy,
nor could their scent evoke sensations
a slight bit as strong, as those sustained
by the perfume on your curved clavicle,
skin as exposed as those feelings
I struggle to conceal as you catch me staring
as my inner-self screams those words
that my tongue is too sedulous to speak.

Summer Upstaged

Summer retired, stage right,
with little fanfare,
upstaged by Autumn's carefree cameo,
undeserving of the star billing received
with her limited stage time,
swept away by the shifting folly of fame.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Night Tides

Opalescent aura; the phantom that falls
between my blinds and slips beneath
my duvet onto the folds of my sheets -
my glance and hers meet
at the still and silent sea,
a refracted halcyon, milky hue.
I turn over to you, tight eyed, smiling
at the sentiments that stirred me
from my sleep and how
that silver soul sensed
the soft tides in the waves of my heart.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Under the Mill

That hour elapsed with urgency,
my hands trembled but my will did not
as I watched you, watching me,
wonder in those great vessels within their emerald oceans
and I averted my gaze down to my plate,
long purged of its contents.

My eyes found the waitress's, an unspoken request,
as a folded receipt was brought over with packaged mints,
and I promptly overlapped it with plastic
and held open the door, buttoning my jacket
as we made our exit, into the sky's embrace,
fingertips glancing at first, then strengthening in grip.

We circumnavigated that reedy body of water,
reflecting your soft countenance, and mine paled with plans
 - we paused - 
lips glancing at first, then strengthening in grip
before we carried on upward to the rusting sky,
my thoughts anxious with times ans suppositional circumstances.

As our mirthful minds crossed that inclined threshold
we could both discern a city's silhouette in salmon skies
and found a place to rest aching legs and full stomachs.
I opened my mouth - unable to speak; and instead looked out
to the sea where white waves wandered, and my eyes wandered
to those deep emerald oceans once more.

My hands trembled but my will did not,
as I watched you, watching me,
and you replied,
"Yes!".

The Widow

Susurrus summons of the solemned sea
welcomingly waves, beckoning me.
I know not her wish
or where I will wash,
but only in her clutch will I feel free.

She's said to be the mother who gave life
but I see the weeping of a widowed wife.
She groans in her grief
to her submerged reef,
her only relief a jagged rock's knife.

I notice that she would not mourn for me
in her desperation for company.
Yet I let her grip;
I let the tide rip,
and she swallows me whole so hungrily.

Lexical Addiction

I've got a craving
to succumb to that lexical addiction;
to allow those words to control me
with what little fix their diluted form still holds.

My subconscious control comprehends
that it's a habitual utterance
and yet with each delightful dose it demands
a little more value in its validity.

And so I let you overcome me
despite my weak-willed protests;
it strikes me that this isn't my usual poison
and yet the purest form might be positive.

I've got a craving
to succumb to that lexical addiction again
and with the utmost understanding
it is uttered.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Effervescent Memories

Effervescent memories, floating to the top,
ending in a pop, ephemeral in their rise
'til their explosive demise, gone into the air,
they're no longer there, effervescent memories.

Night Gifts

Those gifts we sometimes receive in the night
are met by an audience expecting
to see on our faces, signs of delight,
but find the scattered wrapping perplexing.

There's no doubt thought has gone into the gift
and it is something we will come to need
but when there are presents through which we sift
never is it the instructions we read.

So the gifts are collecting dust, somewhere out of sight
and each one is in need of dissecting
but there's a danger that would cause a rift
from a prior warning we didn't heed.

Since, I've paid great care to each gift I've got
and rue every gift I have since forgot.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

5.7

These jagged white teeth that leer from the shade
and are rotting under the grasp of moss
menacingly mirthful in mess they've made
care not for his troubles nor for your loss.

Instead they goad him into glaucous grips
willing him to be consumed by the scud
until rolled over by the wave's wet whips,
tossed like a pebble into banks of mud.

Those 5.7 seconds recalled years;
a lifetime condensed into a fraction
and as the philosopher of Algiers
he imagined Sisyphus' satisfaction.

But in that time he could not change his way
to the cliff's delight and his friend's dismay.

— In Silence —

Alone, under the gargantuan balls of gas
that punctuate the pitch black sky in pulchritude
with their puissant burning — in silence — 
as I walk along the centre of the empty roads
arms outstretched, tiptoes touching
the painted white markings that demark contraflow,
and the tinted bulbs of traffic lights
flash and flicker from green to amber to red — in silence —
signalling to the empty roads that nothing in particular
must stop. I take no heed, rushing through
in half-drunken delight, head polluted by rum
and thoughts of a blissful moment spent with you,
and my brain screams in ecstasy — in silence —
for your presence, as though I could rouse you from your silent sleep,
just as your labial lullaby lacerated my eyes; laconic
— in silence —

Friday, 26 May 2017

#Casual

There's no worse sentence
than one what starts with the words
"I'm not racist, but..."