Tall purple tulips by towering granite walls, Unimagined lives cloistered within those narrow halls. You reach out to pluck one, caress its perfect shape, They are the only patch of colour in this urban landscape. The grey of the high-rise shuts out the sky, You leave the tulips growing, walk to a supermarket nearby, Buy … Continue reading Tulips
You fail every day to make them feminist men, The domestic is boring and nothing to them. Food on their plates, clean clothes in their drawers, Warm beds to sleep in and hoovered bedroom floors. You’ve created two Princelings, spoiled rotten boys, When you ask them for help all they hear is white noise. This … Continue reading Pasta
Exam hall stress, exam hall strain, Invigilating for three hours is an occupational pain. Students rustle their papers, give their pens a quick chew, Return to the questions inwardly cursing at you, They never showed up to the lectures you gave, Now here they sit panicking, hoping for a brain wave … One student … Continue reading Invigilating
Born this April day: George who fights, the Bard who writes And then there is you.
Jubilant palm leaves, Waiting for his feet to tread over. Watch them cheer! A dying King waits for you to sing his death song, Carrying a cross. You remember this, Stuck in traffic waiting for the lights to go green.
What to do today - wallow in despair or weep? I choose sleep instead.
You come to bed late, crawl under the sheets, You’re restlessly turning and kneading my feet, I can’t help but wonder just where you have been But I can’t ask you questions, or make a loud scene. I’m pliantly yielding as you climb onto me, You don’t ask for permission - you assume my body … Continue reading Profligate Pussy