Newborn

Newborn Like a lighterhold you up to the darkhope you make more of itthan I ever didthat your flame strokes ithope it feeds youmakes you flarenot years ofstutter and spitbefore the pinchhope it sheltersyour single bright wingtill it splits in twohope it is a bowl of handsfor youa place out of the windhope you'll be... Continue Reading →

Slate

Slate Time and pressureslow as griefcrushing absence into presencesinters shale into slateslivers of stonethat slice our handsas we add their scalesto our roof sheltering the fireignited from the flint of our skins

Stalagmite and stalactite

Stalagmite and stalactite For hundreds of thousands of yearsI've been rising towards youmy body made from your slow rainone day we'll sparkin the shared darkas the tips of our tongues touchat the centre of the cavelike Michelangelos famous fingerssuspended in the skyof the Sistine chapel

Limestone

Limestone Undisturbed unobserved in the darkbecomes clouded with the stillnessof its swallowed stormsmetamorphose absence into memory the plume of a flamepreserved within a marbleMichelangelo sensed your firein the dowsing rod of his chisel

Things I wished I had touched

Things I wished I had touched Throat of a snakepaint from a cave paintingthe worn heels of your shoesthe water you left behindcoming out of the rainheart of a wrena snowmanpiston greasedark with dirtsilt from a river you swam inthe lining of your womboblivionall the leaves in a parkall at oncetongue of the windbrain of... Continue Reading →

Pigeons

Pigeons 1.Softened slateabsorbed the rainfrom a fireworkblush in a storm2.The bang ping pongeduntil exhaustedcomes to rest in the cornercooing a songinto the bowl of its hands3.The stained glass lightfrom the sun staring down through the rose windowof a rainbow umbrellastaining the seal skinof the pavement4.Coals cradle you to sleepfeathers fallingfrom the charred heavens5.Charcoal surprisesmagic in... Continue Reading →

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