Tag Archives: As it is

Such Gifts I Offer

You flew, Muse, hearing all I would give to you all I had to offer: Pain Sorrow The wrath of family and friends. And why not ? Who would wish for these ? You flew, Muse, when offered these gifts … Continue reading

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A Note of Forgiveness to a Young Friend

Awakening after a night of lovemaking two lovers – one younger and one older – look at one another. He, staring into her deep blue eyes, drowning She, seeing the forest in the brown of his eyes Theirs had been … Continue reading

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One Day, I Will Tell You: It’s Shame

One day, I don’t know when, I will say all of this to you. Maybe it will be the day you decide again I’m loved. Or perhaps just one future day But it will be one day. One day I … Continue reading

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I Know

Once we would have said “Purge the registers” Who even knows what that means today, this reference to boilers ? Today you might say “Clear the RAM” I know, my love – and you are my love – what you … Continue reading

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Sollozarás

To those who knew his much abused country his love the poet thundered, “sollozarás cuando conoces mi ternura” Yet, it is only a country How much more truth is there when I think of you sollozarás cuando conoces mi ternura … Continue reading

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I’m Noman, I’ve Noname

Cast off, discarded on the side of a hill once redolent with forest, flowers, life Now barren grey-black a slag heap teetering, near-sliding into the river remnant below I, too, am a slag heap cast off, used and discarded Balancing, … Continue reading

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I Am Cassandra

In the distance Joyous shouts and screams Children at play. Yet no smile crosses my lips, hearing this I am Cassandra I can see I know Yet what I know is unbelieved. Once I warned family, leaders This horse is … Continue reading

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