Escape Hatch

Memory.

 

Work.

Know.

Tangles.

Sieve.

End.

Mend

ed.

Hand.

Hold.

Hand.


Hide.

Hand.

Hide.

Lie.

Lie.

Memor

ies.

 

And so.

 

On.

 

Staring Holes into Walls

 

Bare walls?

Nothing.

A dull thud.

Sway.

Empty Echo's.

Scantily clad.

A dull thud.

Sway.

Stare stains.

Dumb drums.

A dull thud.

Ricochet.

Roots Entwined with Stone

after John Roderick Rees

This tree fell

on stony ground.

The feet soles stand

brutally exposed.

A life mapped out

in front of mine.

Flayed and splayed

and fate-hated.

 

Weird and weary,

ruptured root ends.

That bored and toiled

in next to no soil.

Hitting stone

after stone.

Losing hope

after hope.

Losing?

The ground

was a let down

not you.

Bodged aspirations,

ambitions

and daydreams,

held together with

No Nails

and Duck Tape.

 

Roots entwined

with stone.