Category Archives: Love

Joy

Joy was the wet and slippery, the heat that took me by surprise, the purple question-mark laid on my elastain sack of a belly Joy was the eyes enquiring after only seconds outside me, searching me out through the scrunched … Continue reading

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My Theseus

Insides, heavy leaden, tar A tangled mass of bitter toffee gone sour Outside, the surface of the moon A ball-bearing Impenetrable, with no route in Until you, the myth, you find the door Hidden under the layers of chrome Peel … Continue reading

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My Maria

A smile bigger than the world Lighting up the room, the house, the street, my life A warmth that laps at your edges and fills you to the brim Laughter, sparkling, safe and sure as coming home You put my … Continue reading

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Lullabies to Henry

As petals stretched on glass Brittle, exquisite in fragility I see through you Your soul resting, out of time 1916 sees you arrive 1945 your first 1957 your second Those years a part of you grew into two 2010 and … Continue reading

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Her Wardrobe

Pretty maids all in a row Dancing at every swing of the hinge Mothballs carrying the smell of time Your mirror reflects only maple now No more lips to paint and lashes to coat What once towered over Now stands … Continue reading

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Tom

I was in love with you when you were only an idea A thought between us In the folds of the sheets A longing realised I was in love with you for ever Even before I jumped fully clothed into … Continue reading

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In remembrance of Mo

The darkest boy I ever saw Velveteen A newly hatched butterfly I asked to touch your face You let me I asked to touch your eyelashes I’d never seen such beauty You chased and I ran Circles in, circles out … Continue reading

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