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Gentleman Caller


Never expect but always must anticipate
Children now asleep, I am freshly bathed
His fantasy diverting to an eager soliloquy
Gentleman caller
raps my door delicately


Dutifully agitated into dazed acquiescence
He thrusts me forward, a quickening zealous
One hand over mouth, other girdles my belly
Gentleman caller
then politely assaults me


I turn on kettl...

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The Comfort of Strangers at Hatton Locks Car Park



Who is that man

always parked next to us

When we meet early evening

He sits in his seat

Pretending to read a newspaper

While we create mischief

In the back of your car


Who is that woman

Who works in the café

Always friendly and curious

She asked us once

“What we were doing here so late?”

How could we reply


Who are those...

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If only I could have a little madness

to release me from these stories.

Are you my sanity and my truth?

From a sin to a beginning

I continue devoted to endure

role of poetess and the whore

Could I, and did I

really write you into my life?


© Katy Hughes 2012


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It was written...



It was written that you would be my life,

my imagination, my fugitive heat


That you would be the moon in my nights,

the sun of my days, the exuberant passion


It was written ...

That I would be holy water on your lips,

all your reasons, all the follies that walk through your mind


I dream, living on the edge of your lips and in this scenar...

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On a plane to Bahrain



A seat

Empty beside me

The distant glow

Of the fires below

Your spirit in the smoke

Does form


I nuzzle into

Your right shoulder

You hold my head

And kiss my cheek

“It will be alright.” you smile


Yet the tears still fall

I blink and look again

 you are not there at all



© Katy Hughes 2012





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Hearts dangling on a mobile

two apart

two together

no control

swirling, swinging

they turn

this way

that way

clanking, rattling

strung together

ever tangled

never free

whichever way the wind blows


           © Katy Hughes 2012



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Hidden Agendas

My husband’s lover is jealous of me
My husband is jealous of you
I am jealous of your wife
And she doesn’t have a clue


Honesty has no part to play
In this age old fashioned game
All delightfully free in delusion
The blood still runs the same


Katypoetess 2013

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Wedding Day

Stood alone
grounded by grey rock
papoosed tight in your arms
an altar before the Atlantic
commanding, tumulus ocean
serves as our priest


Two shells
brought from sandy shelter
where we consummated our love
gives us two rings to keep
fraught, fragile commitment
regardless of reality


You whisper
echoed by breaking wave
“Just you and me against the world...

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The Cottage

Completely captive, liberated and free

Thick damp walls are constraining me

Shrouding, chilling my pale virgin skin

I kneel at the hearth’s grey altar within

black blood of ghosts run down set stone

Displaying anger against intrusion below

As one of them passes by from the past

“Do you like living with me?” you ask


Simple domesticity lies softly at hand


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Paralysed, struck flat on my back
Irish sea sprays up a malady
leaches through impervious skin
And drifts my reliant apathy


Slow boat rocks, judders beneath
Bearing to shadowed grey land
Clouds reach down tentatively
Brushing the back of my hand


Far away, two children mourn
Loss of a mother who slips
Away with waves to another love
Another time, where...

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Reality Check

Amongst the crowd
She never noticed me
Not one glance
But she was all I could see


It seemed unreal
Not quite right
That she was there
She’s your wife


My dreams crushed
My heart torn
I slip away
Irrelevant and small


Amongst the crowd
She never noticed me
Not one glance
But she was all I could see


© Katypoetess 2012

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Of Lilith and Anthony


Candle flame doth gently sway
Conjures the demon usually kept at bay
Lover’s felo de se shines bright as the moon
She knows the timing is far too soon


Shriek of hungry vixens surround
She runs to him on frozen ground
Barefoot beneath does not chill
the hunt to have the desired kill


He pulls heavy curtains tight
Blocks out the descending night
She claws ...

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By the wayside

Late arrival into meeting room
You look for me amongst
faces you command, commandeer.
I lower my eyes to defend
against the bulleted frontline thoughts
daring an agenda of fantasy.


Sitting opposite; each others target.
Our kindred spirits embrace
only once throughout the hour.
Quick chatter accompanies slow exits;
You need “a word”, and blend me into
a corporate gr...

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Keep each other captive
Set each other free
Give all there is to offer
Take all there is to see
Make each other happy
Bring each other pain
Give all that is crazy
Take all that is sane


Torture, tease
Starve, nourish
Resist, desire
Hurt, cherish


No time


© Katypoetess 2012

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On the floor
Arms held tight
A dangerous edge
In your passionate eye

Are you beautiful?
Are you smart?
Are you sexy?
Are you mine?

My brow furrows
A hesitant smile
I’m uncomfortable
Say yes and comply


© Katypoetess 2012


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The waves carry you and I to meet
each creeps a little closer to my feet
I retreat, stung by approaching tide
I turn my back and try to hide
Hopelessly pulled back, my mind
succumbs to salty kisses entwined
Turn again with depth and force
of emotion from tempestuous source
Thrown up, smashed and broken
an inevitable part of loves token

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Poem from Prague



Your text message:


Where are you when I need your love?

All you offer is the darkness of your rage

If loving me is such a difficult religion

Maybe my death will wipe the anger from the page


Bohemia is here, it’s where it started

And is coiled within these walls

I can hear the venom calling

And drips poison in me, then crawls



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I’m a poet
a romantic
a fantasist
an illusionist
such will be my downfall


capture me
possess me
let me love you in reality
flatter my writer’s vanity
ink flows and unleashes
the very essence of you
you are every kind of hero
and villain to me


I could  never dare
to analyse
I would never want
to write
the final chapter of you

© Katy Hughes 20...

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