Monthly Archives: January 2017

Saviour Breath

Prayer, that old act of desperate solipsism, You try to gussy up as love or compassion Or altruism—mysterious Samaritan stranger— But just under the thinly applied paint The grimy seams are streaks of shadow Tracing an abrasive wish for entitlement; … Continue reading

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In A Doorway

What can I tell you? I’m standing In a doorway you will never enter. It’s January outside. The snow is falling straight down, heavy. At work, the coffee’s brewing. It’s the only perfume here tonight. Looking out, everything’s white As … Continue reading

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The Gull’s Wing

Out past the gull’s wing A ship at the horizon Sinking like a sun Into the nothing out there Beyond the end of our world

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