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Until the Ravens Descend

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2008 by dc

I waited and waited
And waited,
I waited so long I forgot
Why I was waiting

And then you appeared.
I wanted to act disgusted,
Angry, upset and let down,
But all I could do was smile

And that’s how it rolls,
This is how it will be,
Until this hill we’ve been lost on
Sees one of us drop one way

And the other the other,
Till both of us fade
Under bad skies
All brooding,

A calm dying passion,
A thick misted landscape
Hiding huge disappointments
Until the ravens descend.

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Ravens

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2008 by dc

With meat breath
And thief feet
I hustled
The midnight fields,
Arms outstretched,
Hunting for bushes
To guide me,
Whisky washing
Inside me.

The horses
Had Jesus in their eyes
And they cantered
With the crispness
Of purity
As the sheep
Just moved on by.

Cows stood shuddering,
Mice simply rustled
And the ravens
Sat like answers
With more patience
Than death.

The black beacons
Of guile and critique
Were judging my state,
Berating my ambling
With their dark, filthy caws,
They rattled with horror,
They knew everything
I’d ever said and done
And all my petty
Misdemeanours.

They were
An un-amused crowd
At a stale cabaret,
A jury united
By loathing.
Something was wrong
In the garden that evening,
If they’d pecked
I would not have known why.