Saturday 22 February 2014

Paper Boat Of Dreams

Down rain filled gutters
into little streams
I skipped beside
my paper boat
following my dreams

I freed it by the river
under the willow tree
my little boat a quiver
swirled off to the sea

A sea of emotion
was soon to ebb and flow
if it ever made the ocean
I would never know

Twirling through rainwater
rushing down streams
I'm trying hard to stay afloat
on my paper boat
of dreams

Wednesday 19 February 2014

A Windy Day (Southend-on-Sea)

erect and naked
from berthed hulls
Flagrantly probing
the cloudy skies
Penetrating the cries
 of squabbling seagulls
 their pink feet
they wobble in
the wind
above the
flaccid sea 

Thursday 6 February 2014

The Mermaid's Song

Welcome lover to my nightmare
just a short walk down the stone stair
Slip into the grave waves with me
to the treasures under the sea

I'll dress you in fitting attire
With fish hooks and rusty wire
On my lips and kisses you'll taste
your poisons and chemical waste

My embrace you'll never forget
much more tight than a fishing net
Come my lover heed my sweet song
for I've been lovesick far too long