Just Living

Love gone loathsome
with distance
child of time and space
of then and now

Do me the disservice
of disbelief
gawk at protestation
too much

Aspirant fool
seeks love’s laughter
substitute for forgiveness
happy accident

When will it be
when is it ever
it’s never


With what time remains
love me
make the memory
you need for now

I asked for nothing
and received it
now this
selfish thought

Smile ghost
before you’re forgotten
passing on
beneath the sheets


There is a dawn
that finds the way
a dusk to end
another day

We rise in hail
to walk through gusts
a pale snow skin
pure as rain’s rust

Thunder rumbles
lightning lands
our hourglass
returns to sand

Still as lonely
we wandering clouds
yet to decide
to speak aloud

Snow Rose

but a bloom away
hearth clinging
to one last flame

Red will resurface
with reflection
when eyes meet rose
meet mine

White worn
her skin a snow
I’ve tracked in daily
a dusting left at the door

They call it love
that embryonic ember
found in winter
remembered in spring


I’ve grown tired
of tying happiness
to the misplaced hairs
upon your head
those few brave souls
you’re unwilling to groom

For now this fairy tale
a failure of my own
to remain so happily mum
speculating on love
trapped in golden locks
waiting to be let down


Greetings rendered with grief
this inevitability
was one they believed in
faith in the failure
that would follow soon

There was no destiny
no predetermined point
when the next one
would come along
but it would

The story still the same
it ends
with no more love
and no less
vessels yet to crack