Transient Escape

It was a momentary bliss,
I had vanquished my abyss.
I had flown out to the skies,
Wearing my best disguise.
But for how long would I hide?
While they held my freedom denied?

It was but my own ignorance,
Led by my daft innocence,
That I was left unawares,
Of the plight of my affairs.
It was time to take the first step,
And ponder my plan in depth. Continue reading

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In Your Arms

I was trapped and lost in
A latent box by my own drive.
Content and ignorant of the world,
Concealing my fears in the black box.
When darkness had me chained
And solidarity was my only solace,
You appeared in my life
As bright as the morning sky,
And took me by the hand
To a world of everlasting dreams.
It made reality envy the moments when
We were lost in each other’s fantasies.

It wasn’t love at first sight for us.
Unless you count the serendipitous moments when

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Dot in the Universe

I apologise
for the universe is
against me.

I’m the only hope
that’s unattainable.
I’m the scarlet umbrella
unused in that drought.
I’m the awkward silence
bound to ebb the conversation.
I’m the terrible ending
to that adored book.
I’m all the things
you do not want.
I’m all the things
you don’t need.
I’m all the things
that you aren’t.

I apologise,
for the universe
is against me.
I have tried endlessly
to be the sound of waves
that calms you so
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Back In Time

Sometimes I wish
We could go back
To the first few months
Since we’ve met, when I,
I wasn’t madly in love with you,
And whatever you said or did,

Did not hurt me.

Fortunately, that is the case.
You make my heart flutter.
Unfortunately, that is the case.
You shatter my heart.

I ask of you only one thing,
I beg of you,
Do not make me wait.
I don’t have such patience.
For I can wait an eternity of
Rage and then move on
With a sorrowful heart.

September Haze

Whilst leafing through a book

On the bench of a garden

The psithurism of trees ensnared me

I was certain it was beckoning —

Me to rest under its arms — and I did.

The sunlight gleamed between the leaves

I squinted to gaze at the vermillion flowers

And I saw the clouds crawling overhead

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Watershed

An abrupt instant that
Unwittingly altered my life;
I lost you.

Benumbed and disconcerted
I did not shed one tear.

Gazes of condolence
“Be strong.” they said
I was at crossroads.

Tongue-tied,
The lifeless body whizzed by
Did nothing but kiss goodbye

To the wasted days and time
And recall the wonder years
Which were now incomplete
Without you.