Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Forehead forehead

We will pull out that drawer
Just a little bit further
Just a little bit wider
So you can nestle
Hunker down
Whiskers into woollens
Nosing into sweaters
Taken in
And out
Kneel in
Pad down
And whisper on
All your sweet secrets to me

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Daisy Daisy

The shastas are booming intent on taking over
Petals pedalling all over the place
Sprinkling north
Wisping south
Eeking out east
A full on assault in the west
This is the new way
Where we're headed now
Sun wind panels and bines
Let those bones rest in peace
Faces to the future
Where we're headed now

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

This way

And I think in time in this way
It will become new again
After enough time has passed
After enough drops have fallen
After enough notes have been subscribed and tendered down
From fingertips to strings and back
It will flow and ebb and crest and surge
Puddles of wishes lapping at our rubber shores
No I know it
No but yeah
Don't you feel it?
The tides are turning
The pavement is burning
And we are all well
Swell and welling
On a new road

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Due north

44 and 45th
Heading down on 47th
Seems counter intuitive somehow
Going downhill but headed north
After a few pleasant mojitos
Cutting the crusts off cucumber sarnies
And fast tracking them into tall glasses
Tall grasses
The worms have their ears underground
Dig down
Make way
The thrushes are prancing dancing
Thrashing this way
The 53rd parallel and beyond

Sunday, 8 June 2014


And i would want to nestle
My face my nose
The tip and top
Of my being into that blossom
And drink it in
Inhaling the tap dance
The lighting strike
The ozone of it all


If you and me were in my dream
But not my dream
Just running down a street
One familiar not named
Not known but recognized on some level
And we kept on running
Step by step by step
Until we could run no more
And we fell upon a bed of pedals
Bursting blossoms
A defiant riot of blooms
They swallowed us
And kept on munching
Until the robins came
Cheerio cheerio
Cheep cheep
Wake up dreamer
Dream another day
Get back to work

Sunday, 1 June 2014

nails by terra

soiled cuticles and tips
mauve gloves dig in
make room for
the newly nestled:
sugar daddies
midnight cowboy (single)
abutilon (single)
a trio of pansies...
the geraniums
dusty millers and marigolds
will have to wait
threatening skies
just in time
bring it
bring it on
you're soaking in it