The Wall

When I expected support You shut me down Clearly too hard, too much to ask Your wall has blocked my way before As cold as stone Unyielding Crying at the gate My tears you’ll never dry They will never touch you I give up trying and accept Your ways are not mine Can’t reason it […]

I’m back old friend…

I knew you were here You always were But I denied you Wrapped up in my layers Of self defence Self consciousness Selfishness Self I denied my children your joy Sand between their toes The wind carrying laughter Across the sea Salted skin and freckles Blonde tangles Drip drip dripping down suntanned backs I slipped […]

When it’s too late…

Late at night… when the cat thinks his tail is a snake I wonder why I’m still awake….and yawn Slumped over the computer…. haunting myself with photos of children Babies̷… Source: When it’s too late…

When it’s too late…

Late at night… when the cat thinks his tail is a snake I wonder why I’m still awake….and yawn Slumped over the computer…. haunting myself with photos of children Babies….toddler’s….starting school Where did the time go? When did I become what I am today? An old crow, squawking and flapping about They looked so small, […]

Dead dreams…

Reliant…that was the word he used. We should not become reliant. Him or me? Us? We shouldn’t become reliant…it’s not good for either of us. I had no words as he spoke so matter of factly. I was shocked and yet I shouldn’t have been. That tiny flame had burned for years inside me..the flame […]

Sleepless Lovers

Streaky hues of orange and pink push through the smoky silver dawn, eager to exercise their daily rite of passage…growing paler every moment as the dominant fireball widens it’s sizzling horizontal reach and golden lasers pierce through tiny gaps as she lies awake with eyes pressed shut trying to win the race to sleep…before it’s […]