23 July 2015


Venus is brilliant in the evening sky

One, two, flying low to ground
June fireflies
Tomorrow will be very hot
The garden is mulched and watered
I have a garden
The rose bushes trimmed after their first flush
There was no mail I checked multiple times
I’ve been wearing my straw hat
It’s good protection from the sun
Sometimes I forget I have it on  ...
Wear it late into the night

Half past midnight 
Going out to check on Venus 

Where are you?

It hurts, it hurts beyond hurt
One pain with multiple names
Eventually I lost control
I drifted toward the shadows of life
The haunted corners 
Catalogues of arid days
You’ll come back, they told me 
And I did

Sometimes vapour
Escapes from memory
To be distilled in dreams
     He is smiling — I am happy
     The earth is freshly tilled
     Upturned land fragrant
     A cypress overlooks

At daylight, the vivid colours bleach out
Now home is here
A hearth apart 
I exist
I abide