sitting in semi-darkness

Day 5 Sitting in semi-darknessWhile they sleepIntravenous drips‘It is cold going into my hand”Yes and the needle will leave a bruiseTomorrowBeyond the door People come and goWith their sickness and painI chat with the nurse While she finished with the lineStories of past visits Other patients who had Unique accidentsHumour draped in absurdSometimes you haveContinue reading “sitting in semi-darkness”

I read the long shadows

Day 4 I read the long shadowshere as I bathe in the deep forest airlike cards spread outalong fallen trees and soft mosswhat does the spring breezecarry to meas the sun plays in the canopy?a message of hope?of love?of healing?a warning?the ants do not carebusying themselveswith their workwalking well traveled pathwaysthe fish do not carebusyingContinue reading “I read the long shadows”

she walked into the room

Day 2 she walked into the roomlike a dareneck wrapped in red pashmina what does it all mean?she askedlooking me in the eyea rumour of a smilepulled the cornersnot expecting the wordsto leave my own lipsafter taking a deep and measured breath “Love is everything”another breath“The universe knows what to do”I finished with a smile“and pie isContinue reading “she walked into the room”

Arrange your words

Day 1 Arrange your wordsLike tiles on a game board Like you know Life vomits, hiccups, makes loveTo the moment The moment you let goOf the tileYou have lost.How does thatFeel? LamentOne face to get The job doneOne face to get byOne face to getThe smileOne face to cry I pick up your lamentationBetween my fingersYour sick saccharine disgustBurrows intoContinue reading “Arrange your words”

I wanted silence

I wanted silenceafter days of noiseand tearsheartbreaksilenceinstead of musicbirdsong orconversation I wanted darknessto sit on my chestand suffocate mesquash the lightfrom the cornersof my closed eyesinstead of openingmy heart to the sun I wanted nothingto fill the holeleft by a life undoneempty cups of teaunsent lettersforgotten dreamsinstead of stepping uparms wide to gather but thatContinue reading “I wanted silence”