Soothsay

This life
An endless solo.

It drags the corners
Of my vision.

It wants to show me
How capable
It is.

How much
It can hurt.

But it takes strength
To look,

Courage
To see.

Our sun envies
The eyes that watch it set.

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Purgatory

But it’s that lovely day today,
Sorry for the inconvenience
Sorry for the inconvenience and
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

I’m not going to be so utterly mesmerised,
Sorry for the delay,
Sorry for the inconvenience
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

 

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Selfless

Why can’t I think it?

Hell, why can’t I say it?

Look. I’ll try.

I

Look

Like a human today.

No

That just won’t do.

But I can’t believe it

Unless it’s uttered

By you.

I’ll try again

Wish me luck.

My

Body

Is

Of

This

Earth

And

I

Should

Be

Content

With

That.

Untitled

Now we know where the pigeons sleep.

The boys pass on bikes,
Now women
Old and young,
Large square baskets
Decorated with the scent
Of real flowers.
Tired warriors screech above.

The tracks hum
Like a horse hair bow
Straining across the neck
Of viola strings.

Now we know where the pigeons sleep.

They will not hear
The perfect C chord,
Their dreams are feet and
Whirling wheels,
They dream
In black and white.