All the ways

To sit with uncertainty Here amidst the ruins of The person I was Someone better Lives here now Yet the hungry ghosts of old weaknesses Change forms as they stalk the future They’ve no place haunting But those, red in tooth and claw, They fail to learn from history My victories, come at a cost,Continue reading “All the ways”

Small cup of quiet

Somewhere a bird sings And I’ve found a small cup of quiet Going to drink it Slow wake up call to my soul Pages written and now it’s not Affectation knowing it will walk a Path into the world Lover asleep Walk the dog Things to do Used to resent it But I’m working onContinue reading “Small cup of quiet”

Lights In The Sky

Before they launch, We would Find one another In the dark Suspended in amber Amidst a throng of witnesses As they whispered Hopes Fears There are lights in the sky But in the end If it were too dark to read I would just want to look At you For the First Last Time TheContinue reading “Lights In The Sky”

Hideous Talks

They happen, Tentative in so much as they’re heralded By pockets of cautious silence Not the same as confessions to lovers, More a sense of testing the brotherhood You’ve grown to appreciate There are things us men, Won’t tell you, No matter how often you ask, Because you cannot know Nor take the Burden fromContinue reading “Hideous Talks”

Hideous Talks

They happen, Tentative in so much as they’re heralded By pockets of cautious silence Not the same as confessions to lovers, More a sense of testing the brotherhood You’ve grown to appreciate There are things us men, Won’t tell you, No matter how often you ask, Because you cannot know Nor take the Burden fromContinue reading “Hideous Talks”

Autumnal colours

The chill bites Bristling with fur Grit in my eyes Sometimes the damp shine Of tears Ghosts of old wounds Healed and acute This is the path The mourning sun Kisses me and the wind whispers Through woods where monsters walk And I, in my time, have been one, Faithless and fated, The dog drawsContinue reading “Autumnal colours”

Autumnal colours

The chill bites Bristling with fur Grit in my eyes Sometimes the damp shine Of tears Ghosts of old wounds Healed and acute This is the path The mourning sun Kisses me and the wind whispers Through woods where monsters walk And I, in my time, have been one, Faithless and fated, The dog drawsContinue reading “Autumnal colours”

Hermit

What lived here,Sometimes I am prone to envy,Of those who slip away,Give up, lay down and scrabbleBecause failure cuts deep,And you can sustain an infinite amountOf wounds without dying,Here, a place visited,As much a church to meAs any library,But I’ve survived the worst combinations of love and hate,And listen to me,You can too, because there’sContinue reading “Hermit”