Friday, November 27, 2015

Burnt Bridges

I see you from across the valley,
Head down as a sign of defeat,
Hands clenched on the times you were happy,
Body sweating from the intense heat.
The flames are now high as your kneecaps,
Their movements reflect in your eye,
Still easy to see from this distance,
That it takes all you have not to cry.
I could send you my voice on the breezes,
But my throat is determined to choke,
Not sure if it's stuck on emotion,
Or smothered in all of this smoke.
You yell out that I should just leave you,
You'd be better once you are alone,
These fires will fight the dark winter,
That threatens to freeze all your bones.
But the cold's not the reason I'm worried,
Nor the clouds that are heavy with rain,
It's the fact that you'd rather be burning,
Than admit to the world you're in pain.
And the hurt that shall come when you realize,
Once to ashes the flames have been turned,
That there's no warmth in a fire born solely,
From all of the bridges you've burned.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


And when the universe has finished exploding, all the stars will slow down, like a ball that has been thrown into the air, and they will come to a halt and they will begin to fall towards the centre of the universe again. And then there will be nothing to stop you and me from seeing all the stars in the world because they will all be moving towards us, gradually faster and faster, and you and I will know that the world is going to end soon because when we look up into the sky after a night of lovemaking there will be no darkness, just the blazing light of billions and billions of stars, all falling, reflected on our faces.

Don't Be Late

I have endured your absence,
like cliffs endure the waves that crash into them,
repeatedly, relentlessly.
My days all have a long, dark shadow cast upon them,
and my nights smell like pillows stained with the tears of longing.
The ghost of your absence haunts my dreams, my home, my life.

I walk daily the unyielding acres of desire,
overwhelmed to discover your boundless pull,
upon my waiting heart.

You're not here.
So I'm not here.