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Miranda

Miranda I think of the world, The sudden violence and the angry mobs The despots and the samurai, the warlords and armies Edifices of skulls, fortresses of twisted metal The shadows of children left  smeared on walls and ramparts I thought … Continue reading

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Ghost Story

Ghost Story It still lives, the  fog under the tree, the slippery light From the observatory, the verdigris bell Hangs there, a question in the day, a sharp pain In the night when stars change their chambers Ruthless as disloyal … Continue reading

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Torn

Torn The wicked tearing of the leaves, the prescient window Mouths a savage slur, wind scraping its nails up the path A mirror smeared with grease marring a girl’s face As she peers into the distant future Journeys end with lovers. Jolting cars slide … Continue reading

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Shush

Shush  You said you were giving up, giving in It is your way to fight, you told me Like a small mouse caught up a drainpipe Eyeballs a cat, you’ll be ok. But I’m lost- a whole country Where poverty is shifted about Like … Continue reading

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She Dreams of Three Guitars

She Dreams of Three  Guitars Along the Unpath, covens whisper of the caves Reaching up to grasp the olive groves Mouths ready for the unripe  harvest Strum the guitar number 1, maja For amber colonnades Reaching back to violet skies… Here … Continue reading

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Weary slippers

Weary slippers Clouds lend themselves rain-masks, quickstep In a mirage of ballrooms which are chained against The late arriving dancer; these are glossy rooms Whose mirrored confusions hide unknowable essences Out here tenebrous corners shield dust-mice Dripping fats build new mishapen candles Embedding dreams with secondhand encounters She peers longingly, belongingly … Continue reading

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Stars

Stars They said there were stars, final and absolute I would lay down my colours at the foot of an altar For an ounce of their light Making a world from translucent darkness Where wings unfurl in blessings Words are … Continue reading

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