Your Cwtch

When you are alone When you float in a vacuum And no one comes to you When you reach out and cry For a single touch A moment of love To feel that someone cares Let me in Let me open my arms and hold you Let me embrace, hug, cuddle Let me use my…

In the village square

They’ve carted the tree from the deep woods Tall and strong, lashed onto a cart And pulled by a team of horses Into the village, into the square. They work together, lifting it into place Securing its base with buttresses and stones Until it is upright, as sturdy as it stood in the forest Then…

A different Christmas

In a year of contagion, isolation Of sickness and fear Waiting for things to go back to how they were Will they? Should they? Shops and radios alike blare Rudolph and Frosty Everyone pretending that everything’s fine Maybe if we can’t afford That Christmas of the usual, luxury and fun Maybe if we can’t see…

You can’t always get what you want

I’m sorry, kitty, you were having such fun and I ruined it Poking about in the bathroom I staggered out of the bedroom and wondered what are you up to? Scrabbling behind the toilet roll holder Ears pricked, whiskers forward you looked happy and excited I feared the worst and fetched the insect spray Carefully…

Let us Dance

Come with me and watch the dolphins while they play leaping, exuberant, into the air diving down into the ocean deep describing an ocean dance eons in the making old as time, young as a new dawn There is so much we don’t know so much yet to learn why can’t we dance like the…

Liminality

On the threshold standing between the light and the dark between summer and winter between day and night For a moment we are in netherspace no man’s land a world neither here nor there a borderland between sea and shore a place outside of space and time where order is diminished and chaos reigns Seasons…

For the nameless

We never know their names We never see their faces We don’t know who they are or where they live but they are all around us Anonymous, hiding in plain sight Saving lives and saving souls Mending bruises and mending hearts Making peace, making love Holding lamps in the darkness so others can see their…

A Drawbridge and a Moat

Wouldn’t it be fun to go live in a castle a real, old, fairy-tale like castle with high walls and battlements, and, most importantly, a moat and a drawbridge! Wouldn’t it be so good to come home from all the noise and fuss cross the drawbridge into your castle and then, with relish raise that…

Manipura problems

Fear starts in my diaphragm rising like bile until it is a primal scream in my throat in my head choking off the air until I want to crawl out of my own skin It’s just anxiety, they say nothing to be afraid of But they’re wrong There’s everything to be afraid of The world…

Cosmogyral

Whirling through the universe hurtling in eternal orbit around a shining star We chant a paean a victory song to our survival through aeons of change and change again Continents rise and fall civilizations are just a blink But we, the wanderers, go on We sing through the long ages As we watch the tiny…