Thursday, 16 January 2014

Worse than nothing.

You talked me off the ledge,
but perhaps I should have jumped, back then.

Instead I fell.
Head over heels.

Now it's so much harder to break free,
dwindling options and no clear path,
bridges torched behind me and ahead,
attacks coming from all sides,
no safe haven.

A helping hand, withdrawn.
Worse than nothing.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014


The juxtaposition of hatred and love in a single sentence,
one true and the other delusion,
but which is which?

Does one defend against the lies,
or walk away,
or run?

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Summer Bonfire

The bonfire burns,
my thoughts dance in the flames,
dreams of other worlds.

The smoke stings my eyes,
tears wend their way down soot stained skin.

Visions flicker with the coals;
impossible summers,
nights of fantasy,
words that ought never be spoken.

The stars are so clear in the cold sky above,
radiating the warmth of the fire, I can face them.

Probably hundreds

Probably hundreds,
have noticed before.

How lucky he is.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Another chance

Another chance at life,
to get it right this time,
to avoid the old mistakes,
to finally make you mine.

Another chance at love,
to treat you like a queen,
to worship you with words,
like diamonds in a stream.

Another chance to grow,
to be the one I should,
to end all the regret,
this time I know I could.

Sunday, 5 January 2014


What never was,
it never is,
and never will.

Things I ought not dream of.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Daggers in the Dark

She is brilliant and complex,
and beautiful, it's true.

Her thoughts dance like rainbows through the light,
like daggers in the dark,
like angels on the ceiling.

The whirlpool swings us around,
the savage current tears the air from our lungs,
squeezes our hearts until they will burst,
and then we swing back again,
to the frothy surface,
light and bubbly,
dripping with laughter and wisdom.

A near miss,
but still in the ocean.