Poetry Blog by Petrova C Fairhurst
Fists layer like mottled paint
a patchwork of things to hide;
sleeves in summer provide respite
from quick eyes asking
while her egg shell feet
drag home reluctant but set
to meet the fate she chose
with a band of gold and a promise.
Until new paradigms form
in a heart hammered sore,
bruised ribs the prison where
she stifles every mis...
Tuesday 16th August 2011 7:55 pm
There's a change going on I can't see;
is the woman in me dying?
I notice the grays and lines appearing
but something other is steering my course,
the stalk of the Reaper draws close.
When the usefulness of my youth is past
will I at last be free
of the three days of madness
when I want to fuck everything
and the unaccountable sadness
Wednesday 20th July 2011 4:51 pm
Sunday 3rd April 2011 6:05 pm
Shards of jagged memory slice
sharp through foraging fingers
finding discarded pieces of pain
between the forgotten relics of kinder times.
Points pierce a blistered mind,
removing the splinters is agony;
the pull of each barb merciless in its wounding.
Digging deeper, the truculent fractures imply
rupture at further delving.
Blood drips onto gray striations...
Friday 18th March 2011 7:55 pm
With itching fingers I parade the halls;
eyes tutt at banning plaques,
while I understand how corrosive my ridges
still I long to deny sight for a moment
and span the nodular creation plinthed
behind blue velvet ropes; to marvel at shadows
cool perhaps in their indentations;
to print my DNA down the smooth expanse;
trail nails across the tickle of chisel marks.
Wednesday 16th March 2011 12:27 pm
Time; unchanging as the savannah
antelopes, brings morning. My slept eye
folds your blanketed form into memory,
the soft hiss of breathing
in the still dark room a melancholy music
too soon to fade as light invades this nest.
Swift sunlight steals shadows
that velvet your face and eyes flutter
chest rhythm falters, changes, stretches.
Observing your rising fr...
Tuesday 15th February 2011 4:45 pm
Words; tripping around my head
as dawn overtakes me,
evade capture to slip away silent, silken
like shredded mist gripped in pale fingers
tattered images about not wearing brave emotion
for another goodbye which tugs fearful ears.
What dream echoed my cavernous mind,
lingered as I surfaced slowly from sleep?
And of course I want to poem it,
entomb it in meani...
Tuesday 15th February 2011 4:35 pm
The water is perfect;
a cool whisper on our skin
like the gentlest caress from an autumn breeze.
Listen to the birds raising the sun
with hymns from their cardinal throats
then you ask me to outdo them,
sing my love for you to the trees
send your name rippling to the far shore
as you draw me close
to the place where I melt
and become you.
Wednesday 9th February 2011 4:15 pm
Burning daylight to save her soul from pain;
the sputtering candle,
whose brief outing casts light in vain.
This strutting player now no longer sees
the need for havoc wreaked
to wreath in Dunsinane trees
the gloomy portents she chooses to ignore;
no direst cruelty needs
to walk through that forseen door,
no crone's prophecy blee...
Sunday 23rd January 2011 6:25 pm
My heart's crumpled paper
will never again be pristine
a flat sheet, clean,
the birth of imaginings
never more to scribe.
Yesterday's words leak past bandaged cracks
a mere trickle, the torrent gone
the odd ooze of feeling
from a stitch and plaster itch;
an irritant I daren't peal off
for fear of tearing the page.
A pen poised, a new tale ...
Sunday 23rd January 2011 6:17 pm
Steal another moment, linger
in the escape breathe life into
one more hour with you.
Don't close the door on us
though us there never was,
don't take away my heart
or leave me alone with loss.
I scream here in the dark
to think of letting go the dream
though I know to save my soul
I must do this, regain control.
So steal another moment
Tuesday 18th January 2011 5:11 pm
Dragged into darkness by drugged sleep
needled hand snags on hospital sheets
you breathe somewhere
separate, cut out.
Surface again to fight in the long night
regain control of catheterized bladder
to be with you.
Pain will not stictch me to this bed,
though stitched I am.
Closed the hole they tore in me
to free you.
Friday 14th January 2011 7:34 pm
Let me continue to wear you
as I wear you now,
your scent beneath my painful clothes
stirs again sensation and blossoms bright
the memory of that moment
and that moment
and that moment
and the final ache of your tears
as we subside.
Sunday 9th January 2011 6:02 pm
Wrapped in the after-glow
the gift of your skin so lately blazing
now softly cooling, warm.
Your beaded brow relaxing
above eyes reflecting my image,
gathering all detail with fingers
tracing my contours to review later,
when geography intervenes.
For now entranced; by your stillness
and the heat between us
where forms meet, tangled limbs
and souls st...
Thursday 6th January 2011 2:05 pm
And it's past now, that jarring instant
though I'm butterflied to a board
immobilized by the pin;
no mighty batting of eagles' wings
could fly it free
And the wound is chambered deeper;
grubs moving toward the heartwood;
another apple of sin
to reap destruction upon this chest
lost now the key
And it's folly to cling to winter
the wan sun ...
Wednesday 5th January 2011 3:23 pm
For the spaces in my heart
Where you dwelt
I will hollow out my pain
For the love you gave and took
I will bleed my soul
Until dry it aches no more
For the lust that shone
In your eyes
I will tremble and burn
For the memory of raging desire
I doubt I'll ever again feel
I will be denied sleep
For the lonely hours I choose
Monday 3rd January 2011 4:15 pm