How ink will help me understand
So long to arrive, stamped FORGOTTEN
The pale blue vellum, the dark words
Each beautifully formed curlicue, a flourish
To assuage long spent terror, tears.
The messenger was a page
This was hidden in his things
He meant to post it, or he did
Look, here’s the doghead stamp, the imprint
Inside he says how much you meant
The unspent years.
Veronica Aldous all rights reserved 2018
The tin dog barking his guts out
The three notes like a cracked gong
She can feel him bashing along
The corridor, his tail striking the dado
In miserable happiness
He has been heard by a woman
With no key, no heart to get up
Go out, feel the sun striking the retina
The fat mud extruding as glorious wormcasts
His ministry is one of just sitting it out
Till something changes
Which it always will-
And now he has commenced howling
To prove this very fact.
Veronica Aldous 2018 all rights reserved
My book, Mortal, is a collection of some of my best poems. Themes include nature, magic and desire, loss and healing.
The book was created with love and care to bring pleasure to the senses.
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All my love Veronica xx