Poems

When the light goes down

When the light goes down

The sun closes another day
I find myself tired inside
Weary to the bones
Wearing no expression on my face…

The Long Song

The Long Song

I sing to myself,
When nobody’s listening.
I sing of my hopes and my fears and of dreams and escapes and of planets unknown and of people I’m missing…

Paean to the Pixies

Paean to the Pixies

The Pixies have released Indie Cindy, which comes 22 years after Trompe Le Monde, and 26 years after Come On Pilgrim. If that news made some joyous sense to you, then you might also understand the following…

Your Reward

Your Reward

Please
Show me something
That I’ve never seen
Please…

So You Thought You Knew Me

So You Thought You Knew Me

So you thought you knew me Thought you had me pegged Thought you see right through me Knew where I was led Now I must admit that I was listening to you But that’s one mistake that I no longer […]

To be in a room, with people

To be in a room, with people

Wanting to be in a room, with people Without speaking To feel their light on my closed eyelids To share their warmth Caressing the back of my hand As it holds the arm of this chair To sit unmoved, except […]

My Love is Like a List

My Love is Like a List

My love is like a list Neither exclusive nor endless Neither obsessive nor shallow When I hear the right name No matter where I am No matter what care occupied my mind, just the moment before I will feel love […]

Slow

Slow

The stillness overcomes me. It comes in waves, over weeks. There’s a low that’s ever too low. So low. Solo. So slow. The sun hangs low in the sky, And sets too soon. There’s a… There’s a… It doesn’t come. […]

Consoles

Consoles

The consoles played their festive tune, Late afternoon in the semi-detacheds. Crash, crack, thud, zap and boom! The dads found they were overmatched. Thus they hurriedly withdrew, And awaited the new Doctor Who. Through town and country, all the mummies, […]

The Patient Welcome

The Patient Welcome

That wasn’t all I meant to say. The words can get stuck. There’s more, if you’ll listen. I wanted to tell you: I want you, I need you. Those words are so worn, Wouldn’t blame you for leaving. All I […]