Monthly Archives: July 2020

morning commute

Frost coated fields
in glittering white
give way
to the dull grey
of the city,
huddled beneath
its brown winter cloak.

 

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identity I

Identity accretes
like the scraps on the shell
of a decorator crab: Continue reading

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going home / evening commute

The censored commentary of the cardax
pursues me from the closing door
as, head down, I make my way
between towering blocks of grey. Continue reading

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elementals II: sow

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and earth coloured
a slow-moving rounded hummock,
head down,
trundling,
rumbling like a tremor,
as she furrows the ground,
stolidly snout-ploughing,
golem-like in obedience
to her internal code. Continue reading

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If I must deal with shit…

Wreathed in the stench ofshit
insincere mission, vision,
and values statements,
the hypocrisy
of auctioned off integrity,
the arrogant self-aggrandisement,
of impact and influence,
that nurtures nothing,
not even self-worth,
I day-dream of… Continue reading

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April witches

Like aspiring April witches,
but ones invited in –
seeing through another’s eyes,
feeling through their skin.
Second hand experience,
translated – therein blurred
a curious distant intimacy
grown from all these words.

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Troglodytes

In the fetid dark,
slack jawed and vacant eyed,
they hunch
hiding from the sun. Continue reading

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Sunday morning ha’ sonnets

Sunday morning
peace is shattered,
without warning
ears are battered Continue reading

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bodysurfing/beached

Waiting,
watching,
until the perfect swell,
high and glassy,
rolls in. Continue reading

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morning haiku I

The windchime clatters,
thunder growls around the house –
winter come prowling.

The morning commute:
(hooray for isolation!)
bring laptop to bed.

Thanks Vixen of Verse, for the inspiration!   

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