Tuesday, August 15, 2017

nights

sometimes
all it takes
is an unexpected
"why?"

to make things
go offtrack

sometimes
all one does
is misplace a
kiss

to make feelings
go astray

sometimes
in the silence
of the night

when each passing light
is a falling star
in your heart

all you can do
is bottle up

and start again

it doesn't matter
anyway

(remind me what for)


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

please

please
let it be real

please
let it be new

please
learn how to feel

please
learn what is true

please
let me inside
even if
it is stark

please
know it is love
even when
it is dark

i'm not an illusion
anymore

(true)



they say

idle talk
about specific things

stormy clouds
empty rings

tender times
are far away

sunny skies
hopeful days

dream away
what's left of the night

surely things
will be all right

they say





Sunday, August 6, 2017

beware

beware the one
who tickles your ear
with jokes and laughs
about others

she's also the one
who delights your friends
with jabs and sneers
about you



your child

so glad your child
isn't mine

i'd teach him some manners

with love and attention
and humour

i'd be strict
up to a point

watchful
at all times

ready with a hug
(not a strangle)

and real

you should know
you have a smart
and loving child

inside

it just takes awhile
to excavate him

out of the world's
darknesses



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

tightrope

if you can't see
my face
how are you so sure
of how i feel?

if all you're going by
is my voice
how are you so sure
of my anger?

if i breathe
the wrong way
will i lose you forever?

i walk
toe to heel
on the line

hoping this time
to be right

(true)


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

again

tear
the pages
to
my heart

again and again 
and again

replace
my words
with
your story

again and again
and again

bend
the dreams
with
your will

again and again
and again

deny
my life
with
your love

again and again
and again

(can't win)