Endless Moments

Sitting in a carpark Noise and cars and people I must shop, but I’m so tired And everything hurts A nearby tree gives shade Its green leaves vibrant under a clear blue sky Waving to the tune of a cool breeze A butterfly flutters past A tiny smudge of orange and black Sometimes it’s the…

The Physics of Seatbelts

Momentum versus inertia The science of everyday life Start, stop, start again  A body in motion Inside a body in motion Must keep together Or there will be consequences What a lifesaving invention Is this momentum stopper This inertia preserver The humble seatbelt

Butterfly Business

Climbing from the chrysalis Metamorphosis is done Spreading wings to dry And then it’s time to fly Time to get down to butterfly business Feeding from nectar Spreading pollen flower to flower Morning is time to bask for the sun Heat the wings in order to fly And taste the air for food and love…

A Letter from the Earth

Got a letter from the Earth So, what are you doing to save the world From the sorry sons of bitches Who are mucking up the place? How are you helping Or are you just shutting your eyes And going along with it Throwing up your hands And saying it’s too much for me And…

Compounders of Equilibrium

It’s a matter of balance, say the astronaut gods As they watch the world below Keeping place at the pivot of the seesaw Equal weights on each side of the scales We are the keepers of the peace The compounders of equilibrium Without us, there is a slow and steady slide Towards one end or…

Jack-o-Lantern

Flame flickers in the eyes of the pumpkin Grin stretches wide over darkness within Squatting at the doors of all the houses Standing sentinel on All Hallow’s Eve Flickering orbs scan the night for unwanted visits Ghosts and spirits and devilish things Jack-o-lantern stretches mouth wide Devouring the evil that wanders abroad Jack-o-lantern guards hearth…

Stuck in Between 

Ghosts emerge around every corner An answer to questions you dare not ask Here we are! Look at us! This is how you too shall end Roaming restless never at peace Wailing forever in the dead of night We are the lost souls, waiting for you Come and see, come and be Join with us…

The Vampire

The day the vampire came to tea He drank a glass of blood with me Oh no, that’s not correct, you see The blood he drank, it came from me He knocked politely at the door We met, you see, the day before He seemed so nice, and I was sure I wanted him, I…

Sketched

My hands are pencil outlines My feet erased My body sketched in shades of grey I am the artist of myself Filling in the gaps Constructing the scaffold, the bare bones of me Is it time to lay some bricks pick up the paint brush And try to see What a little colour might bring…

Spring is Here

New life growing everywhere Nesting birds in every tree Spring is here and all is new Scents from blossom flying free Swollen itching weeping eyes Blocked up itching sneezing nose Painful ears and aching head That’s the way the season goes Coughing wheezing tightened lungs Itchy scratchy painful throat Reddened rashes on the skin To…