Category Archives: Poems

Refuge

I take refuge in the whiteboard in my body   the blank page where I gently wipe clean all the lovely thoughts and painful stories   where the pastel shades and violent hues of sensation and emotion show their colours … Continue reading

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Have you heard?

Have you heard the news? Listen to the leaves, they’ll tell you – they’re excited in their patient, rooted thrumming   they murmur in the night whispering delight over sleeping feathers and all who stalk and scamper under the moon. … Continue reading

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Percussive

Acolyte of mountains she learned much from their strength, the way their height looms from unseen depth, play of light and shade on sloped canvas, turnings of day and season.   Today her feet thump to pound a new staccato, … Continue reading

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Semaphore

So actually, God, who does not exist the way the word would suggest, not a singular entity but a wild multiplicity crystallized in fluid oneness,   anyhow this God (infinitely beyond personality, wearing this word like a ballcap just to … Continue reading

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Mistress

There is a place beyond doubt   where meaning speaks so clear that purpose is obvious even as it makes no sense   artists splashing their detritus on walls hailed as beauty or junk – opinion so secondary to the … Continue reading

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Flint and steel

I keep thinking I know what you’re working on or should be especially when you tell me you are lost my list of maps to helpful treasures is inspiring but the truth is, I have no clue. I see your … Continue reading

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Burn

He said it so sweetly, rugged and innocent, and I was so moved I almost missed the message, caught by the realness of his voice, air moving through his heart and lips to my vibrating ears. Almost missed it coming … Continue reading

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Frayed

I understand how joy smells like rain, how fermented flowers rot into perfume, how laughter is most rich when there are tears   but today even joy feels out of reach, a bar raised too high, a shelf beyond my … Continue reading

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Dragon Breath

I feel a truth rolling, a snake in my belly learning to fly with no escape, finding expanse inside this bag of skin. So long I tried to calm its wriggle or seek a different heaven to soar in, trying … Continue reading

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Sultana

This succulence is surely too easy, hence the strong walls keeping the secret at bay so someone will keep working fields of someones with pinched faces efforting while grapes dry into raisins and sweetness condenses silk and mounds of light … Continue reading

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