Tag Archives: loss

Distances for lovers

I saw him off in the morning,          And he was riding a seahorse. He spoke to me in a wave,          While it flung itself in circles. Just for a moment I thought,           He could stay. He could be here … Continue reading

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Night steals forth

“and an absence of light, in the deepening night, Where I wait for sun, looking East.” Jackson Browne Cold calls of the whippoorwill haunt Me in the deepening night, sneaking Unseen but heard in small rustlings. Winsome is the breeze … Continue reading

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In hiding

A kind of love which approaches from behind And smothers into your neck with warm breath, Is one to be in search of. A love of the kind found lolling in your chair, Fresh faced and sucking on a popsicle, … Continue reading

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Sins of our weakness

    Should I remove the large old, oblique screwdriver from Your father’s heavy, grey toolbox – you know, the one, That Celia used to stand on in fetching up your bottle, Not so cleverly camouflaged amongst the cluttered mottle. Would … Continue reading

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When it dies

I’m comparing our love to a tree With no apples. I mean, there were apples, There are apples. They lie Strewn, half hidden In black leaves, sweet Even in forgotten rotting. Flittering titmouse pecks Incessantly at the furled Flesh of … Continue reading

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Interruptions

I supposed it did not matter, how the water shimmered in last light. Her, Children did not stop their ripe splashing to glance at rising moon. Her, Pale beauty was instead interrupted by their stupid, joyous laughter. Her, Leaving had … Continue reading

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Growl

The innermost hunger roils forth in boil, Prowling and growling in a lowly purred hum Marking the deep inner ghost shadowing a mind. Haunting its every urge by roaming over words Searching for acquiescence absent your presence. Rising up in … Continue reading

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