Poem: The Exquisite Butterfly

Butterfly, butterfly, Pleasing to the soul, As much as to the eye.   The butterfly descends in swirls, Like a wounded paratrooper in the sky, Half-conscious with a shattered collarbone, Life slowly evaporating through the bullet wound, Without the strength to control his chute.   The butterfly alights, bending a small leaf,  Like a benign... Continue Reading →

Superfish

I had a fish, I called him Rolly, What his real name was, He never told me.   He sat on my lap, While I sang him songs, Then I’d throw him back in the water, Where he belonged.   He was blue and grey, With a yellow stripe, Kind of like Batman— The Adam... Continue Reading →

Blind Fire

The fire of youth, enraged and wild, The first steps out from the shaded child, Into the waiting jaws of men, That dying dreams may live again.   Minds are cradled, knives are drawn, Cutting a path for the blazing dawn, Journeys begun without a choice, Following after their master’s voice.   Shaped and formed,... Continue Reading →

Ode to a Pastrami Sandwich

Inventive twist on old roast beef, I set you now between my teeth. Sliced thick and pepper crusted, Wholemeal bread with a little mustard. And why not add a slice of cheese? Don’t mind if I do, make it Swiss please. They know their cheese, those Swiss folk, They make it so smooth and holey... Continue Reading →

The Enlightened Age

Selfish hearts, With spiteful words, Declaring themselves the lights of the world.   In the name of love, The vilest rage, Welcoming in the enlightened age.   Sitting as gods, The makers of truth, Moulding their image on innocent youth.   Dissent is sin, Submission divine, The only safe place is to fall into line.... Continue Reading →

On a Journey

I know where I am going, But I cannot see the way. I’ll be there some time years from now, Though my heart is there today.   I’m listening for some guidance, But it’s hard with all the noise. Just one word would set me right, If I recognised the voice.   I’m looking for... Continue Reading →

Same Old

A memory lost, for a second recalled, As I gazed at the man in the glass on the wall, I saw in that moment the face of a boy, His eyes full of wonder, his smile full of joy.   The glimpse was snatched, at once replaced, With disappointment at my haggard face, Drawn with... Continue Reading →

Sin

What lies in wait, digging deep holes, Stalking in shadows, preying on souls?   A smooth hand that could not lie, Beckons with promise while blinding the eyes. A soothing voice sings aloud, And drowns the echoes of ancient howls. Sleight of reason, minds are eased, All while shackling hands and feet.   And so... Continue Reading →

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