Monthly Archives: July 2014

Perhaps a piece of closure

TINDER I also know my muse will go away to lovers, young and lithe, well-groomed and hot who want to fuck. Which really I do not, nor put my naked body on display, its creases and its sags, its whitened … Continue reading

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I wasn’t expecting this one

DENTAL I feel the bite of my own tooth. I squeal waking from dreams in pain. The dream will fade; the tooth will throb inside my gum, degrade my thoughts of love and honour -which are real and what I … Continue reading

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Somehow poems come for me in threes

PUZZLE All lovers set us riddles, leave us clues, threads that we follow deep into a maze then strand us in their heart. Where letters blaze firescripts we cannot read. We always lose these contests. Sometimes we might lose our … Continue reading

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And a poem that isn’t really about opera

DUET Passion and sentiment. Up on the stage these rival queens contending for my heart voices swoop down at prey. They stop and start music has pauses, even when in rage it pierces dagger-like. It is control even when feigning … Continue reading

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This came out of a conversation on Twitter

MOONSTONE Hearts meet and part. Worn by the constant flow, waves friction, weakness shows up in the grain each bruise, each contact, momentary pain, lasting depressions that will slowly grow and tiny irritations lodge within and rub against each other … Continue reading

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DANCE

We dance our little deaths. We press our lips to any flesh comes near. Our hair, our sweat, trailing like jewelled wire. Words we forget. Our language is the grinding of our hips against another’s thighs. A smile, a glance, … Continue reading

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SEMIRAMIS

I wore no diadem except my hair no armour save my beauty. In my hand my husband’s sword, no sceptre. In this land for forty years I ruled. Then gave my heir The Indus, the Euphrates and the Nile to … Continue reading

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