I was at a loose end
Coiled up for action
Capable of anything
Any hot infraction
You fanned my flame
Got me into a fever
Never let me sit still
Pulling every lever
Combustion failed us
From sad mouldering
We barely rose above
A gentle smouldering
We tried to rekindle
Gave the fire a poke
Rubbed twigs together
Lit not coal but coke
Sunday 15th November 2020 11:08 am
There is something in the corner of my room.
I squint to see it in the darkness.
A little boy is sitting on the floor,
Playing with a deck of cards.
I sit up and stare at him.
He sees me and...
Wednesday 8th July 2020 5:00 pm
I've been running a temperature lately
Watching my pulse rate soar sky high
Half the time I suffer from the shivers
I know what its like to want to die
When feelings turn to fever
You're on a slippery slope
Medical attention is crucial
Otherwise there's no hope
Tending my needs each day and night
Though she caused it, she's my nurse
Mopping my searing brow w...
Tuesday 16th June 2020 12:16 pm
They all turn into madness.
Fear, the poison, injected too often.
A vaccination to prevent you from optimism,
from being an individual,
from the hope you kept deep inside.
You are infected with gloomy thoughts and panic feelings,
a fever of silence.
Only your own mind can set you free,
let you heal and open your eyes for beauty, kindness
and the hidden truth.
Monday 30th March 2020 10:18 am
I sat all day in the corner
awaiting a call on the 'phone
but when it came through
the voice that I knew
was nowhere at all in the room
The nurse that called me much later
knew where I was travelling to
but she never heard
the call of the bird
that flew in my traveller's dream
The doctor gave me some drugs
to keep the malaria down
but the pills that I ...
Monday 8th October 2018 4:04 pm