tall summer grass bent low heavy droplets poised to fall and all is silence all is still no bees no butterflies in air too thick to fly between and sorrow’s mist obscures the world as hedgerows echo with a sigh
a last reflection arm and body framed of you in my bed the sight of you there like a soothing salve to my tired eyes your patience with my late night tears your precious reassuring smiles your silly faces, poked out tongue the next reflection arm and body framed will be so empty the sight…… Continue reading this morning
Where did you go, warm summer days? Where have you taken your sunshine and flowers? The air grows colder now, the blossoms fade The evenings are darker, the light slips away Life is ending, the pulse of nature thins Soon the trees will shed leaves and stand bare And I will look for you there…… Continue reading Where did you go?
Slipping Sliding Falling Nothing to hold on to No-one there to catch me I can’t stop it now Soon I will fall off the edge of the world There’s nothing left
Warm sun Gentle breeze Bare skin Bees buzz Birds sing Leaves rustle Stream gushes Smells of summer In the distance a mower roars Children squawk and chatter Tractors pass laden with hay Fluffy clouds drift overhead Idyllic summer afternoon it seems Yet it doesn’t reach me Doesn’t seep into my soul
Waves crashing over me, Waves of sadness, Waves of frustration, Waves of hopelessness. In between, the relief of feeling Normal. As the ocean sucks back its spent waves I’m ready for the next one. Braced for it to smash into me. I think I know what’s coming, But it surprises me with its strength And…… Continue reading Waves
There was a small candle. Not perfect but bravely burning and keeping the dark at bay. Now it’s been snuffed out, the darkness comes rushing back in. Billowing clouds of deep inky blackness that make everything grey. Fighting to stay afloat. Fighting to see some hope. Fighting myself. I have all the platitudes, I know…… Continue reading Fighting
Again, I am teetering on the edge. Looking down at the swirling darkness, Tempted to leap in and let it take me. It feels like pain is all there is. Nothing but the tearing loneliness, When brief connections just make it worse when they’re over. Questions go unanswered, needs go unmet. I am…… Continue reading The Edge