Flow

Like tasting summer Like sipping the sweet floral air The flow of life bears us forth From golden shores to seas of living light We paint with the colours of music We listen to the heady sounds of love We touch the diamond sky We dance arm in arm with the stars And there, behind…

Instar

Between one state of being and another Between inception and culmination I exist in flux Transitioning from birth to final flight Hovering between realities In the excruciating beauty of metamorphosis There is no butterfly without caterpillar There is no completion without instar Cell by cell, fragment by fragment I recreate myself Instar - a phase…

Untold

A graveyard of untold stories Evaporating under a dying sun Loose pages blowing about Until the tales are gibberish Out of order, back to front A typewriter with broken keys Spits out gobbledygook A dream of nonsense words A song of made-up mayhem No time left to read this rhyme No way known to tell…

Waiting for World’s End

Shouting into the abyss All we hear are echoes of our cries No love, no hate No feeling at all We float frozen in the airless void Waiting for a thaw that will not come That cannot touch this vacuum And so, we wait sullenly For world’s end Lingering just out of sight With a…

One Week

On Sunday, they greeted him as king By Friday, they shouted for his death A fickle crowd, swaying back and forth like grass in the wind Following the current of popular opinion To watch a parade, to watch a death It’s all entertainment, all something to do On Friday, God died On Sunday, God lived…

Angel in the Marble

You are a tiny sculpture Every day growing Squeezing out of your shell Until you spring, full formed From the mind of God You were always there The seed inside the oak The ghost in the machine Homunculus in the womb of your ancestors You are as you are meant to be The angel in…

Gazing Hare

Dust devil dervishes Follow the gazing hare Running through the long grass Running through the heather Running through the in between where sky and water meet Misty fingers creep across the land Like the tide coming in, the ebb and flow Like the heart of country lost in city grey Rain follows, stilling the dust…

Shadow Earth

Crescent rises as the sun descends Into red and gold fire on the far horizon Easing slowly towards star speckled black Billowy scent of night blooms wafts sweetly Crystalline music of night creatures trills pianissimo notes Heaven’s lustre shines A night light on the shadow earth Follow the moon rabbit Running through the dark Until…

Progress

Sophisticated and scientific We turn our back on the unseen mysteries Disregarding the instincts of our souls In favour of intellect and calculation We tear down the worshipful In favour of clanking mechanics Our sacred spaces become mere torn up places We have cast the holy into the dirt Set the profane on the altar…

Lost a Self

Lost myself somewhere Dropped while I was out walking Or maybe in the supermarket Maybe I should put up posters around the neighbourhood Lost: one identity Slightly dented, chipped paint, scratched But here’s the problem I’m not sure I’d recognize myself If I was returned to me What am I under the trappings of learning…