Wild Fruits Wild fruits burn scarlet Against defiant and green Lush leafy richness Many thanks to Paul Militaru for letting me use his photograph.
The Theatre of Silence The stage is empty and dusty The hush so persistent You could hear a pin drop Unoccupied seats Silent applause A hole in the roof For a spotlight of sun Spiders weave For a curtain call That never comes Image found on derelictlondon.com
Winter Coat They found love again Like an old winter coat To keep them warm In the new season of their life The biggest magic Of emotional ties Without the buzz of anticipation No standing in the spotlight But lingering in the shadows Where they can wear their skin Wrinkled and worn Comfortable Like an […]
The Leap Do something While the time is right Change your life Take flight Go shark-diving Cliff diving Ride a horse along a beach Write a poem Or a story Something clear Something true About you About life Don’t be afraid To leap into space Without a parachute Or a safety net The leaping is […]
While picking my way through the spam in my mailbox this morning, I found a piece of good news: an email from Brilliant Flash Fiction congratulating me on being long-listed for their September Freestyle writing competition! My fingers are so tightly crossed I’m not sure how long I can keep up typing on the keyboard. I […]