Love is made of glass, so quickly shattered
He thought he’d made a mistake.
She left so suddenly, never a word,
He hadn’t realized she wouldn’t take
Any more of that anger, that snapping dog
That he is when crossed.
She left. Read more
Tiny fingers of breeze slip through the grass
And over the field.
Reaching between the blades, gentle
Caress across the Weald.
They grip on sometimes, cool fingers
That would stay if they could
But move on to the hills
And travel through the wood
and beyond the seas to other shores,
to the grass in the sand. Read more
I held the shell to my sister’s ear,
Listen – do you remember that sound ?
The second tide is coming in,
There is sand all around.
We were playing at the water’s edge
Where our little feet found
The cool Pacific and tiny shells …
Do you remember that sound ? Read more
The sun slides off your fair hair
Touches your shoulder and falls
To the pebbles by your toes.
Wide-eyed, you clutch the leaf
Touch the caterpillar,
Hold it to your nose
And laugh. That laugh –
That fills my heart, little guy,
Tiny white teeth and chocolate
Around your mouth. Read more