Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Wishful thinking

"You can close your eyes to reality, but not to memories" - Stanizlaw Jerzy Lec

That stolen night
it was bitter
we sat 
in unreality
your head 
on my shoulder
and for once
it was okay
we were messes
clutching normality
lacking morality
and living
our undeserved

Friday, 5 February 2016

A Novel Romance

I thought of you today
a simple flicker
like a breeze
on the pages
of a well thumbed book
and in an instant
page 14
the familiar graze
of lips on neck
page 60
clammy, nervous fingers
entwined and shaking
page 132
dinner, laughter
page 176
after another
pointless war
page 201
When I finally wiped
from my mind
page 5
the night you
first said
I love you
not realising on
page 180
you'd realise what
love was
and decide on
page 181
that we didn't have it.