Archive for July, 2010

The Great Believers

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2010 by dc

We teased the future,
Took bites of apples
And threw huge chunks away,

Even the sparrows on the fence
Believed in us,
Gathering in song like clockwork,

They sang like there was a meaning,
Clouds parted with pride
And the sun swam with feeling.

Now just the waste
And the idiots
Dance.

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Out to Sea

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2010 by dc

They gathered
And embraced
As a body of black ash
Floated out to the sea,

A distance forgotten,
The sweet brew of good times
Fermenting with tears.

She will be missed,
Like biscuits from a tin
In a kitchen filled with smiles.

Sail safely,
Sail sound,

Love’s swimming with you
Wherever you’re bound.

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