Writing is solitary And whenever we make it less than that We dilute ourselves Yet we have to go out in the world to gather stories Gather fuel Food for the writing It always shakes me up I’ve been travelling So Routine falters Concentration wanders And the word birds fly to other fields This morning […]
You know how you look at a person And you only see this side Or that Maybe full on Maybe from the back And it depends which way you approach them How well you know them As to exactly what they will say Maybe you get the business version Or the disco ball queen Maybe […]
There is a place in the throat You can feel it when you swallow Words They form a clump Like a jar lid Keeping emotions inside Contained Be careful of the seal Things can go rotten in there Restraint is commendable But stomach acid does terrible Things To an inside that doesn’t ring true
I’ll put on my brave face And you shall don yours And between us The truth lies over and over as if nothing else matters But maintaining The lie That is bravery honoured And fear denied *Let me be clear – bravery, is not always the stoic face of the trained warrior It is also […]
Why do we say ten words to replace the only one we really mean? Sorry.
It’s the Leo full moon As I type it’s early morning here Dark Yet the big heavy moon hangs like a tea drop Like a mirror Like a silver plate of my Grandmothers That as a child I used to stare into Who are we? Who am I? We have all these layers that life […]
I have at least fifty blog posts sitting in “drafts” What to post and why and how is a daily question Sometimes it is answered simply A piece of poetry flows out onto the keyboard easily and nicely and I hit post because it just says it all so concisely. Then there are the other […]
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody As I try to force my desires on this person, […]