Friday, 24 October 2014

Riding in cars with boys


Moving with the road,
Hugging the cliffs and sea
Music pounding and strobing
Streetlights and headlights
Bass beats and tenor voices

A strange calm amidst the noise
She counted stars and reflections
Head tilted up to the sky as
He drove to the night's end
As they laughed and swore that it would never be less than it was

In that moment of feeling infinitely powerful and small
Stood at the edge of the water
And at the top of the slide into the dark unknown
They filled the questions with happy noise

Hiding the answers in bravado as they drove
To the night's end. But not to dawn
For they hoped it would never break
That tonight would be enough

Thursday, 23 October 2014

If I Count

If I Count

Even the smallest movement of air can bring down the house of cards
We built from dust and syllables strung together

Three words whispered in the noon bright
Or shouted into the desolate quiet of night
Bring the hands of fate falling to their knees.

If I count the breaths you take before you speak or,
The blinks it takes before the tears stop
I will lose myself in the infinities between truths, and those tucked beneath the house of cards
As it falls around us
While we count on another breath.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Grayscale Knight

The glass empties faster than the room fills
Another, she says, looking beyond the decor at the wall of suits
The blend of grayscale and monochrome against brushed steel
And the smell of overpriced bourbon and whisky runs under her skin
She feels the ice crack as he knocks one back and looks at her
He raises a brow and crinkles a smile marring the pure gray
She nods and slips from the bar stool
She walks past him, catches his hand and they leave.
He's just a man in a suit. A knight for the night.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Thank you

Forever ago, I recorded some of my poems at Grifball's studio. Here's one that is NSFW.

      

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

If i squint

If I squint, I can almost see the future where it all works out for us. 
But then my eyes start to water and I have to turn away and it doesn't.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Soft focus

In the soft focus of years
Past and slow falling tears
She is as beautiful now
As on the day you made a vow
To love her forever and ever
Until this moment might sever
The ties your love has created
Break a life you believe was fated
For you and for her for always
Until this day when she parts the way
To the other side, a heaven for
Her and for you whom she will forever adore.

Friday, 3 October 2014

VM

If you knew how much I fear losing you
If you knew how much I fear losing
If you knew how much I fear
If you knew how much I
If you knew how much
If you knew how
If you knew

Would you stay?

As you sleep...

As you sleep, I dream for you
Of the life that you will grow into
The shoes you will choose to fill
The ones you will find of your very own
The roads you will travel
The ones you will forge in unknown places
The people you will love, lose and leave
The lives you will touch, create and desire
But most of all I dream of the happiness you will bring
And you will find in the smallest of moments. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The Park

This is the other place I come when I cannot find peace in the chaos. This place carries memories of all kinds. But it's easier to leave this behind... the beach lingers longer.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Music of the Sea.


the rise and fall of the waves on sand
and a graveyard of shells
the breaking of both wave and protection
under our feet as we step
through lives long gone
eroded by the soft sound of musical notes
as the waves recede to gather strength
to whisper again the voices of
our souls
our hearts
in near dark we feel closer to
the earth
the gods
in the rhythm of moon and wave
on the sighing sand
I believe in the hope
of what you believe.