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The Big Choice

THE BIG CHOICE

Time to realise
that fundamental question
your inner voice asks
will never be “Yes or no?”
But rather “Now or later?”

In His Cups

IN HIS CUPS

A sip of wine
A hint of melody …
Hallowed foundations
Shift ungoverned

Melt into lavaflows
Unleash unadmitted yearnings
Challenge this paltry masquerade
Yelled from minaret or pulpit

Hounded by fatwa and heresy
Across the centuries, this dented I
Which has, for all of that brouhaha
Such shallow roots

Must be why they ban
These dangerous demons
Intoxication, music,
Dancing, sex

While we for our part
Fight tooth and nail
To retain or else regain
These royal roads

Home

Panorama

PANORAMA

Multiple lifelines
Coexisting seamlessly
Nature takes its course

Home Again

HOME AGAIN

Now I am in place
And there’s nothing left to do
Since place is in me

Inverted Commas

INVERTED COMMAS

Words like “trust”
Like “faith”
Like “acceptance”
Come to mind

For “We” are
After all
Simply ripples
In an unfathomable ocean

To Whom Is Home?

TO WHOM IS HOME?

I am
Am I not?
I am

And wander
And wonder
And wander

And wonder
Who wanders
And wonders

And wanders
And wonders
Who wonders who wanders

And wonders
Who wonders
Who wanders who wonders …

And wonder
Who wonders who wonders
And wonder who wonders

And wonders
And wanders
And is

Bereft

BEREFT

Oh to have scissors!
Oh to be that which I am
And not this puppet!

Holy Blasphemy, Batman (A Four By Six)

HOLY BLASPHEMY, BATMAN

If You are all this then
As You tell me I am
Then are You not me too
And I conversely You

En Garde

EN GARDE

In grape-lipped integrity admit to as having
Explored, endeavoured, endeared, endured as
I am I and I and I and I and I … ad infinitum
Meanwhile back at home no one at home

Pause

Then prithee tell them out: ten
Then haply ten by ten thousand
Then haply ten thousand thousand
Then ten thousand thousand thousand

Pause

In grape-lipped integrity admit to as having
Explored, endeavoured, endeared, endured as
I am I and I and I and I and I … ad infinitum
Meanwhile back at home no one at home

Yet fully engaged

A Locum I

A LOCUM I

I’m not sure
That we aren’t
Everywhere
All the time
Just not paying
Due attention
At the moment
With so much going on
And so forth