JUST POSSIBLE

JUST POSSIBLE

Is it just possible,

amongst all of the madness

and all the pain, all of

the blood and all that it’s stained,

that it just might be right

to consider once more

if there’s more to consider in

this abominable war.

 

I hear the phrase war crimes,

which – so far as it goes –

seems fine from the outside

but now more of us know that the

lofty amb...

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DEARLY BELOVED ONE

DEARLY BELOVED ONE

It’s time to ask the morning sun,

sweet treat of day, to be

gentle in its early rise and late demise

in this year’s June illuminations.

May you know the need for

one of us to rest our head so

all of night’s too short dominion

be tightly matched; for sleep will

leave long-time tired eyes to open

slowly, which otherwise might catch

a ride far ...

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DEARLY BELOVED ONE

DEARLY BELOVED ONE

It’s time to ask the morning sun,

sweet treat of day, to be

gentle in its early rise and late demise

in this year’s June illuminations.

May you know the need for

one of us to rest our head so

all of night’s too short dominion

be tightly matched; for sleep will

leave long-time tired eyes to open

slowly, which otherwise might catch

a ride far ...

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WHISPERED

WHISPERED

I wish I’d whispered more often with a saint’s conviction,

especially when in the early hours of morning it seemed clear

the sun was on its way, to be spent sooner or later

 in playful illumination of my own mind or of each lip

which has conceded and confirmed, though not concealed,

desire and reserve to tease would-be voyeurs,

overdosers on diversionary half turns ...

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