Poem

The Dinner

Ode To Social Anxiety   Sitting opposite my wife With my napkin On my lap, I gripped my fork and stabbed the duck, Marinated in weird oriental sauces, so I thought, Served with a smashed potato, As I was crushed… Read More ›

Water and Ice

I recall a short story I had written in school back in Scotland looking out of our window at the whirling snowstorm blanketing our streets, roofs and gardens. We were young. My teacher said we could reach for the stars…. Read More ›

Trap

Wandering between two points With no other exit plan Wondering if I  Will ever see the light of day Again Even though The sun is covering the earth In sweet golden light I am trapped between coordinates I put in… Read More ›

You Can’t Make It Up

I try to think Of happiness, As a concept Encapsulated in its own image. And laughingly believe I’ll be happy, Just by bringing to mind The thought,   That thinking happy thoughts Would then follow Without effort And all would… Read More ›

Purposeless

I woke up tired today. Hot sweet Expressos In tiny white cups, Stirred me a little.   But  lethargy, And the heat, And the crushing  humidity   Made me anxious, Gave me palpitations, Made me light headed And confused.  … Read More ›

No Card Needed

My signature on a Valentine’s card Will fade over time. But the aching intensity Of my love For you, Will never Be destroyed By moments.  

Doppelgänger

Annoying neighbors, very intrusive, Pry into my thinking process (Whispers and rumors) Because I stand alone.   I am not moved by windy whims, Or current trends, Or little lies Or envy. And don’t care if Jack Bought a new… Read More ›