Monthly Archives: June 2014

DIDACTIC POEM NUMBER FIVE OF DESIRE Some of us take love lightly: some do not. Kindness resolves this. Softens. In the head A kiss is as important as in bed To writhe and twine. Though maybe not as hot. Love … Continue reading

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Another of this series

DIDACTIC POEM NUMBER FOUR OF JOY Pain left. I noticed later. Moved my head and did not wince. The denim of my sleeve scratched pleasantly as I got up to leave the bus. The shade of very vivid red caught … Continue reading

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And again

DIDACTIC POEM NUMBER THREE OF SICKNESS You wake. Things hurt. You’re dizzy. Twice you fall between the bedroom and the loo. You’re sick. There’s blood. Your throat feels acid-burned. The trick Is somehow to stay conscious as you crawl back … Continue reading

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DIDACTIC POEM NUMBER TWO – OF MANNERS We fucked, and now I quite forget her name; she bit my cheek, her hands upon my throat, until I stopped her. She put on her coat next morning, looked expectant. Didn’t blame … Continue reading

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A new sequence?

DIDACTIC POEM NUMBER ONE Be mindful of your friends, for life is short. When people die, things will remain unsaid and even what you meant to say will fade unless you wrote it down. When it is caught in words … Continue reading

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DIVERSION So many, tall and blonde, who are not her. Cheekbones as sharp, legs longer, lips as full. Who never find my conversation dull Amazingly. Wise women might prefer These pleasant evenings, not involving pain, these light flirtations going nowhere … Continue reading

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