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In Between Silences

IN BETWEEN SILENCES

A silence descends upon them
Then excretes a word or two

Commonplace pleasantries
As if they’ve nowt else to say
And so as not to appear rude
Externally … While internally

Terrified tots hammer away
Like smiths gone berserk
Building – on pain of death
A makeshift custom armour

A silence descends once more
As they pray for a lasting peace

Visceral: Tanka

VISCERAL

Sometimes I wonder
Which it is the one of us
Who’s the most afraid
Sometimes I sit and wonder
Whether you wonder that too

Petrified: Four By Six

PETRIFIED

Quivering on the brink
Too nervous to engage
Deep breath … Jump! Don’t you think
Time’s come to act our age?

Ask Anyone

ASK ANYONE

Love
Is scary
Ask anyone
Who knows
How scary
Love is

Happy Families

HAPPY FAMILIES

The silence spoke volumes
Passive aggression
She didn’t know the term
But then she had no need

She had no real desire
To continue living
And so was quite grateful
For his contribution

He had no real desire
To continue living
And so was quite grateful
For her contribution

Passive aggression
The silence spoke volumes
He didn’t know the term
But then he had no need

No Man’s Land

NO MAN’S LAND

You ask questions
But he doesn’t reply.

You offer suggestions
But he doesn’t respond.

Was it something you said?
Is it fearfulness? Is it apathy?

You don’t even dare ask.

Core

CORE

Breath is all I have
Fear, desire, confusion
I retreat to breath

Grave Misdirection: Shadorma

GRAVE MISDIRECTION

Dear Donald
Look in a mirror
Not down south
This so-called
National emergency?
That’s where you’ll find it

Unsticking Is King (Or Queen)

UNSTICKING IS KING (OR QUEEN OF COURSE)

Stuck, stuck in a groove.
Stuck in a groove. Stuck in a
groove. Stuck in a groove.

Habit our own way?
We’ll never get anywhere
Treading this old way.

Stuck, stuck in a groove.
Stuck in a groove. Stuck in a
groove. Stuck in a groove.

Habit your own way.
Familiar, comfortable.
You won’t learn much though.

Stuck, stuck in a groove.
Stuck in a groove. Stuck in a
groove. Stuck in a groove.

Undone

UNDONE

Taught are we to see
Hate love’s opposite
Intractable distraction

Love’s true opposite fear
Kindly includes an egress
Openness versus closure

Courage to say yes or no
Root planted deep within
Will bloom forth in truth

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