Belief

She said I was doing really well, and I didn’t believe her. She said I was a natural, and I didn’t believe her. She said she wanted me there, and I didn’t believe her.   They said I made mistakes, and I believed them. They whispered behind my back, and I believed them They judged…

Listen

Listen to the car air conditioning, engine noise, tick tick of indicators and all the others on the road backwards and forwards busy busy always going someplace   Listen to the people talking always talking sometimes good and deep, songs and beauty sometimes mean and cruel and shouting often chatter chatter echoing in emptiness  …

Cat Demands

Flighty cat, in a mood says give me cuddles, give me food let me out and let me in scratch me underneath my chin let me sleep upon the bed let me climb onto your head I will flex my claws and purr I will shed a lot of fur I will yowl and wail…

The mirror’s reply

Magic mirror on the wall who is the greediest one of all Politician, autocrat, living soft and getting fat Mining magnate, money maker Earth destroyer, lying faker, Oil exec, smog purveyor air killer, world betrayer All the rest, half asleep led around like mindless sheep Magic mirror on the wall says all of you. I…

Follow the Tide

The tide goes out and I will follow to the ocean to search for adventure to islands and new lands to see whatever is wondrous and new   Flying over the blue-grey water Like a great sea-bird I observe the endless miles of ocean and of sky rolling away beneath my wings   Then diving…

Imitating

Watch the skill of your hands bring into being the pattern of imagination take delight in moulding with love and fire and the spark inside something new and beautiful to use in this world God-given gift to make your offering wrought in art and beauty imitating in sincere flattery the works of your creator.

Music of the Earth

When rain falls it patters against the trees, rolling then dripping from leaf’s end to the earth it is soft on the grass barely to be heard it thunks on the soil which receives it quickly, leaving little behind it pelts on roof and pavement drums and thrums against windows drips and drizzles from drainpipes…

Old Books

In a town I’ve never visited before I go exploring and walking down a quiet street I see a sign proclaiming ‘Antique Books’ In an antique store, I think examining the faded lettering the thick leadlight windows the heavy wooden shutters I am intrigued so I enter it is everything it ought to be and…

On my Lake

At sunset the small boat glides forward Parting the reeds smoothly No hurry to arrive A leisurely journey of peace The lake glows yellow-orange with the last light Water laps at the wood Splashes lightly on hands, on face Kissing healing into aching limbs Cleansing from pain, bringing forth health Trees line the shores, rustling…

Payment

I smile and am meek you imagine me weak I pretend I don’t hear every word in my ear Your heaping of scorn upon me has been born But behind my facade I’m cold and I’m hard measure for measure I’ve stored your cruel treasure and when I am ready my hand will be steady…