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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

The look in my eyes

Time enough

A kiss

To say one another’s names

Then they are

Here

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Mountains

It’s the earth between my fingers

Good soil to be buried in

Like the hair

On your head

I am charged with you

And it is a force to bring down

Mountains

Creation

Destruction

All the same

And I am moved

In ways which beggar speech

Into the sweetest silences

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A Mutual Silence

Should he point out

How

When, he told her where he was wounded

And she recalled every one when it came time to reopen them

To hurt him as he hurt her,

But look, she says she’s happy to listen,

And he smiles at the quality of men,

Who call for her attention,

But he does not wish to speak

His pain aloud again,

And he knows he caused what he took,

But, better a mutual silence, with some,

And others, well they speak to him,

Even though, there too,

Is, after a fashion,

A mutual silence,

Of it’s own regard.

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a study in tension

what the sight and sound

scent of you feeds

the absence of it

done as much from consideration

i mean

you’re into the idea of it

but life is abrasive

it wears you down

but i am wired

built around

upon a foundation of wild appetite

not furtive but i sit with it

the release i seek

pin you down

tear you to throbbing pieces

with the unadulterated force of it

but you are safe

the washes of day keep my actions

clean as a priest’s hands

but the night will come

and i will, not reach,

but

take

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Civil Twilight

Does the soul bruise

Breathe in the chill perfume

Of evening

As civil twilight tips its hat

In my direction

Spent days in comfortable silence

Speaking on the page

Life is a symphony

Some melodies remain

Others added

Some dissonance

Kept and others

Are wrong notes

Useful to remind me

That the trick is to keep playing.

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Weekend Omnibus

Meat, Salt, Water.

Home but still searching

Sudden Storms

Also, I am looking for beta readers for some forthcoming books which will be published and made available via http://www.mbblissett.com.

Until She Sings – Beta Readers Wanted

Shes Here by M B Blissett

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A Beast In Autumn – Announcement

I am announcing the forthcoming publication of an anthology of my poetry entitled ‘A Beast In Autumn.’ It will be available in ebook format initially and print on demand. More details are to follow. Thank you for your interest in my work and it is from this place, which prompted me to collect some of my work in a special edition.

If you are interested in further details, please let me know.

Matt

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