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the retreat…

Perhaps it is odd to speak first of this, after, but that’s what comes and why I came here, forest-found, so that I can let be the before. I wake to tree sighs. The firs tell dawn stories two hundred … Continue reading

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coming back again..

Words are willful when we would still them silent. I’ve been too busy to listen, too tired to say, And yet the poetry in my voice is rising, waking, coming back on round again. I missed me. Its been too … Continue reading

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breaking bread…

The sun rises. Fire petals light the concrete tangle of bowed buildings pretty in pink. Blaze blooming back up to the sky. It is hard to sleep when God is at your window and I wake, weary, 5 am reluctant, … Continue reading

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life lived with open windows…

I said I would not do this again, but words are just words. We both know that. Life takes unexpected turns and it felt right. So I’m here. Another here, flown far from there. Living another life for a little … Continue reading

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local boy…

I was having a bad day, ruffled as an indignant pigeon, pride-punched by too much filing and heart-hurt by all the other jobs I can’t seem to get. My angry shoes gave the pavement ‘what for’ as I carved my … Continue reading

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night walk..

At nine the night is empty, Snow silent, Soft with secrets that drift and dream. The evening flickers bright by TV light. Through curtain chinks, Families chew. That green gleam holds life in sight, But it is lived elsewhere, Inside. … Continue reading

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snow story..

The days break under foot, Ice bound, Dead cold, But beauty blooms resilient. Another world is just a hedge hop away. Though it takes grit and grime to get there, Through snow stained with shit and piss, Stark and litter … Continue reading

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dancing alone…

The days are all chilled and I am always tired. I am tired of remembering when I want to forget and forgetting when I need to remember. For a few hours a day I see sun light though the office … Continue reading

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8 minutes…

‘Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull what you really love’ Rumi What we love we love. Our lives unfold as they will once we let them take our hearts. The only real choice is whether we go … Continue reading

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grey dawn..

This ground is iced crisp, dried out party cake. Salt-crusted and ready for the bin. I walk, dead. Done. The lines of sky and earth have blurred out black, Matt paint laid on too thick. The hole in the heart … Continue reading

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