The Cutting of Ties

 

I want to gouge holes

cut and cut and cut away

until there’s nothing left

then and only then will I be free

to float away,

to be nothing

 

Copyright April 2017

 

 

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Awash

the washing machine gurgles

towels  clothes

worn  stained

sheets

curtains

coats

pants

frocks

we should remain naked and hairy forever

hairy legs

hairy armpits

hairy upper lips

straggly beards all round

shave  shave

shave

shave shave

showers

baths

toothbrushes

wash the hair

wash the pits

wash the private bits

wash wash

wash

wash wash

wash the floor

scrub the loo

scrub the shower too

one thousand different detergents on hand

yet

the dirt treads in

the dirt floats in

the dirt stays in

waiting

in corners

for visitors

to see

but not before

Copyright May 2015

Hoardings

wool
in many colours
tangled threads aglow
unfinished projects
kitty litter
toilet rolls

BOOKS

stuff in boxes
stacked
half the garage
packed

notebooks
filled with scribble
IDEAS
marginalised
half hearted
half thought out
half written
fully abandoned
for now

here comes the
APOCALYPSE
let’s face it
stat

Copyright November 2013