Pain-Less

If this hurt of teeth and talons renders numb Or slashing words and blunt-nosed answers Tied up with twine, perhaps a handcuff, too Fails to bring a stinging stimulus Then what’s the point in pain, my love If ever there was one, yes, if ever Has it vanished, upped and left, retracted Fluttered away on […]

Ageless Angel

She was that age, that ageless something Between rose petal cheeks and silver waves of fascination Where the foundations moved but the plans never changed Where her eyes only ever shone brighter, more acutely than before Piercing like twin stars set in her own personal heaven A girl with a woman’s knowing, woman with a […]

Necessity

Through necessity is determination found In direst need where once thought not We circulate the impossible  And attain that which was less than probable What appeared beyond us now in reach The horizon attainable The dreams we sheltered like precious seeds Brought to fruition through flesh and steel When life said no, we said yes […]

In Any Other World

In any other world, we would have been lovers Plucked from the same ripening tree. If obstructed, we’d have twined our vines about them,  Throttled those who’d deny us our destiny, Leapt towards the light unrestrained. Nothing would have prevented the inevitable, For life itself would have driven us on; It had to, you see. […]

Childhood Lost

Beneath crayola skies, we lingered, Watching little butterflies flit between branches, Laughing at the starlings as they caused kerfuffles That only they knew And only they could end. This place of colour, light and creation, Unsullied by adolescent snobbery And adult ignorance, bewitched us. When did we lose it? When did we lose us? We […]