Poetry

 

Budding

Perfect little rosebud mouth, You smiled at me with that; Your giggle fell like sprinkled coins on glass. Moonbeam eyes – a-sparkle. Eyes like opals...
Cherry

Night Sky

Red haze; An ochre-mud static paints itself over our retreating darkness. We all see the comet, White-eyed, silver-haired, A spot of paint spilled...

Private Darkness

You made the decision to run away. She : spreading like a weed, Sliding into your private darkness, She casts a white light, casts her eyes over...

Story

Smarter than her chains, She slips in and through them, She makes them dance to her tune. No, this is NOT how I begin; No, this is NOT the way I end...

Iron Moon

Each night she draws the iron moon; She sketches its face on the sky, In amongst the maelstrom of stars, hot gasses, galaxies. Each night, she takes...

Perfect Penny

Perfect Penny. See how she struts her stuff On the dancefloor, On the kitchen floor. Her long legs entangled in yours; Silk on silk, silk on...

Like I Do

I've seen her. Puppy Sandals, Preppy shirt. Yes, I've seen her. Diamond headband, Rainbow skirt. And it doesn't make much difference, That you've...

Possession

I think that she completes me, Hand in hand, Hand in blood. # She's there in the dark, Halfway sleeping, halfway flickering. I run my fingers over...
Cherry

Her Secret Face

She let's you see her secret face, She more inflicts it on you. She tutors you in its intricacies, Patterns, pitfalls, perfections. Unwraps it from...
Cherry

I Can See Around Corners

You. You. And You. You. What do you think makes us tick? What trick? What magic makes us turn? Yearn. What fills us up, what hollows us out? Gives...

Angel Face

Angel face, Your heart is unstinting, relentless; I know you could love me for a thousand lifetimes; days gone by, days unborn. You sparkle on my arm...

Always There

I see you everywhere. Hinted at in windows, Lurking in alleyways and beneath stairwells, Breathing too loudly. I know you. You’ve stolen my face,...
Cherry

In Spring

They have no idea what’s waiting for them, Woolly, wally, wily; Kicking up their heels in innocence; Puffy like clouds, Soft-seeming like cotton...
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Time

I met you in the marketplace, A time long, long ago, The look you gave me, the teasing smile, Only you and I can know. You sparkled like diamond, And...

No Distance At All

You are never far away from me. No, not if we are separated by a thousand oceans, Nor if a mountain, if a mountain range, Claws its way out of the...
Cherry

Infinity

You come home. Take the paper in. Feed the dog. Check your messages. He comes an hour later, glasses askew, tie loosened: A comic stereotype. A...
Cherry

Metallic Sounds

The clanging never stops, It never stops echoing, It travels around the world and comes back. Metal on metal on metal, Forever. His voice on hers,...
Cherry

The Tower of Song

You always come to find me here, Across blackened heath, Horizontal hailstorms, And if the fires of hell rain from heaven, Still, still, I know you’...
Gold cherry

Ivy

Ivy knows the road home; She ought to, She’s walked it so many times, she thinks, Back and forth across her own footprints, Stopping, and turning,...
Gold cherry

Under Sunset

Pretty Poppy, Dancing on the head of a pin. Always ready with a show, With a smile, a wink, a backwards glance, She flares as the lights get low. No...
Gold cherry

Up Across the Road

Come up across the road to me. She extends her hand, Invitation? Trap? Conspiracy? She flickers in the wind, static on snow-scree. Skeletal...
Cherry

Where Would I Go?

It rains so hard, That I don’t know, If the world outside, Can still go on. It rains so loud, It fills the air, Until I don’t know, If I’m really...