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Ball And Chain

BALL AND CHAIN

The love of your life
So sweet, so all-embracing
So dear, so costly

Weekend Wake-up Call (An acrostic)

WEEKEND WAKE-UP CALL

Stealthily,
Awakening
Tickles
Under
Rustling
Duvet
Arouse
Yearning

Secondhand Living (Republished)

SECONDHAND LIVING

Your very own death watch beetles*
Mark seconds, minutes, hours
Then days, weeks, months and years
Their insistent ticking unheard by your ears
Fine tuned instead to mental scurrying
Myriad mind maps, multiplex memories
Journeys undertaken or imagined
Varicoloured projections outdoing
Any Hollywood lollapalooza†
With anadipsic* dreams gushing
While hearts intertwine to the tune
Of Bonaparte’s Retreat or are blown apart
To morph into gory gut wrenching disasters
And you follow your feet down the street
Oblivious to the momentous truth
That moment by moment
You are acting against green screen

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* Death watch beetle – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathwatch_beetle.

† Lollapalooza – an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance. (Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.)

* Anadipsic – An enchantment that requires a tremendous amount of personal arcane energy. (https://spellmonger.fandom.com/wiki/Anadipsic
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Take Off

TAKE OFF

Taking off
Like a butterfly

Taking off
Like a startled starling

Taking off
A well known character

Taking off
Like a jet fighter

Taking off
A burdensome disguise

Taking off
A shirt, a skirt, our underclothing

Taking off
Into the unknown

Taking on now
Disguise in love with you

M Dear M

M DEAR M

I still vividly recall
The moment we first met
More than forty years back

After four marriages
(never to one another)

And here we are – Still in contact!
Next lifetime, she promised
Let’s see …
For after all …
One never knows

Hard Liner

HARD LINER

Unwilling to melt?
No solution then and thus
Part of the problem

Nature And The Unnatural

NATURE AND THE UNNATURAL

That which is so obvious,
so moving
to many of us
seems though invisible
to those
whose eyes are fixed
solely on shekels.

How True Love Works

HOW TRUE LOVE WORKS

As I send you now a piece of my heart
Sit a moment in this stillness to know
We are all but a part of a greater Heart
Whatever we give away will soon regrow

Cut To The Quick

CUT TO THE QUICK

True love has no truck
With niceties and fripperies
Such as time and space

The L Word: Sevenling*

THE L WORD

That tiny word, even unspoken
A thousand ships or a dagger
A peace, a war

A life, a death
A future, a history
And always, always, always

An abundance of tears

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* http://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/sevenling/

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