Archive | December 2018

Snow

Can’t you hear the sound

Of my rasping lungs?

Hold on;

That faint blood-wheeze

Keeps the lonely disease

From infesting me.

And I bet you hear the crush

Of my snow-filled step?

Restless.

It crunches

Beneath me

Like muted cough

And water runs black

As if the darkness between stars

Spilled upon the land.

The night may hide

Everything thought we knew

As untold stories

And unthinkable memories

and won’t stop all that whispering

Coming back in.

Because, on this night,

Shouting at the stars,

the snow silences us.

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The Island

I don’t wanna be here tomorrow;

Not looking for your warm advice.

If I asked you to leave without me,

Would I have to ask you twice?

The waves, they begin to swallow

The edges of our barren land,

The paths we were set to follow,

Our castle which used to stand

Against the burnt horizon,

So dark against a bruising sky;

But the bricks are now worn and broken,

As our island sinks beneath the tide.

If you can, please donate gloves and socks to homeless people this Winter.

You’re welcome to take this seat;

As you need it more than me.

Those bloodied, wandering feet

Wet with the places you have been.

Huddled in a nameless heap,

And everyone refuses to see

The coldness on the street;

It’s a wonder you can even sleep.

Blackness and numbness

Of the nights

which left you toeless

And swimming in the warmth

That only liquor brings

And still those,

who have more than you,

Will only throw you change

If it doesn’t touch your veins.

Since when does a score

Change enough

To give you more?

A job interview, a house

A family to adore?

Pennies are not the reason to live

and sleep sober

On the empty streets

In December.

Home

“No, I don’t need a drink;

I’m just waiting for a friend.”

Need some space to think,

To smile and to pretend

“I’ve got somewhere to go”

And “someone’s waiting for me.”

Instead, I’ll stay too long,

Feet resting in between,

The wilderness and an empty home.

How come we’ve walked so far

And still we don’t belong

To us or anywhere anymore?