Deflowering

Like forgetting your headphones on a long journey,Like the holes between knitwear,Like water dripping between clenched fingers,Seeping like white t-shirts and bloodied wounds,This flower of red, blooms.And Memory forgets herself.

Northbound/Southbound

7.56 AM, Ted shouldn’t be going back to work so soon after Adele’s death. A cyclopean headlight swung round the bend.  No one on the platform looked up. ‘There’s only ever one person on it,’ she’d said, pointing at the red tube. Inside sat a distressed man. ‘7.56, every morning…Never stops.’ That was yesterday.  Grief […]

A Horseless Carriage

Harriet rolled her eyes at her brother’s petulant bleating. She supposed this was about her beating him at real tennis after church. A man of nineteen years should know better! ‘Saints preserve us, Freddie!’ Mother called from the kitchen as she prepared water crust pastry. ‘Whatever this “flying cigar” was, I’m sure there’s an explantation…Did […]

In Your Dreams*

INTRO:  In your dreams is where you’ll find me,you will never have to worryIn your dreams is where… V1: There’s distance between usBut I’m still thinking bout youAnd what you’re doingI’m imagining them curvesSeeing your worthNatural you’re right down to earth Yeah your melanin be popping And I know we speaking oftenMaking the kid really softenThis […]

Zeus Paces

Who is Prometheus? A fire stealer, a crafty Titan, an all-creature creator. Nevertheless, in the end, he is just someone tied to the clift of Tartarus, with no chance of escape, enduring the pain not even an immortal would be able to handle.  In the end, this man is just like any other creature he […]