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Invisible Vampires (A Four By Six)

INVISIBLE VAMPIRES

They hover all round us
Tell me you don’t feel them
Be trusting, be open
But be nobody’s fool

Dare Devils (Reposted)

DARE DEVILS

Sly peeps from a foxhole I spy
Which of you though I wonder
Is the least untrustworthy one?
Variations on you taking turns
Flash past the slits of my eyes
Each taking their best shots

Taking their own sweet time
While I too take mine slowly
Ploughing through mugshots
Of women both lost and found
Tacitly playing judge and jury
Accuser and accused alike

Oh don’t make me lie to you
Let’s drop stubborn opinions
Let me lie with you instead
See us gratefully transported
To some other place far away
Yet together here all the time

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

2016 And Counting

2016 AND COUNTING

Fingers crossed plus prayers
Having surveyed the options
A broad church indeed
Some trust to Luck, others God
Let’s keep all options covered

Strangers

STRANGERS

The first thing in mind
Always, always: are they safe???
It’s my history

Family II

FAMILY II

So I suggested
To my mother and father
(She coming first)

That we discuss
Our being here together
And much else besides

And then awoke
To the chilling realisation
Of this cold reality

Observation

OBSERVATION

Practice makes perfect
Day after month after year
Until time dissolves

And … Action!

AND … ACTION!

Fess up right on cue
There’s not a moment to lose
Dawdling in the wings

New World Ordered

NEW WORLD ORDERED

Patiently waiting
Sitting with fingers crossed while
We twiddle our thumbs

Reliance

RELIANCE

Seeking for guidance
Found a voice not an echo
A good place to start