Tag Archives: lonely

Trespass (poem of mine)

“Do you realise,
You are very ill”
The question flickered
A little
Inside
There we were
Like caged moths
Buzzing at the bulbs
In the empty corridors
Oval faces
Partly obscured
Behind
The cloudy white
Of the window panes.
Secure,
Security,
Extra secure.
“Can I have a drink?”
2 hours later
Isolation sets in,
Frustration
Thirst creeps at the
Back of my throat.
Alarms
Scream in a never ending
Tinnitus
And I intrude
On doorways filled with
Flailing limbs
And hovering
hypodermics.
The rubbery blue
Of the awaiting mattress
Holds your face in that
Stone
Cold
Sleep.
Palsy hands
Jangle bunches,
Branches of
Metal clunks
Punctuate
The days
Many pauses
Flashlight beams
Illuminate a foggy,
Dense sleep.
I dream of overturning
The churning
Is no help.
Trapped
In this little city
Of trespassers.

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Ear to the wall (poem of mine)

I put my ear to the wall and
I shouldn’t
But I heard you take a picture,
and I shouldn’t have
But I imagined tears.

And I thought of that film last night
And I wanted to say
The swifts, the swifts
Just look at the swifts
And everything would be like
Dandelions.

But I know you were alone in there
I never know what to say
When I speak
I tend to upset you
And like that film last night
I felt like I could be alone too,
On top of something very high
And there’s a long fall,
And later you remember the mist as,
So romantic.

Then I asked you if you were ok,
And it was ok,
Today is not heroic,
Nor final.