Love poem

The city was winter quiet, reverent, waiting. Our watches set themselves loose And snuck away. The night came loose from…

Nothing changed

Transform me Whip me up into another from where I can be whole Or as whole as it is allowed…

Cork poem

The sky is a bleach-scrubbed blue And I want to burst open my wrists Not for death but for the…

Prospecting

Like an old toothless prospector A poet muddies her knees, strains her eyes for a glimmer. And in the dusk…

For Now

The day begins and I twitch to Do. I wish those whips that flay me on Would relax their leather…

Bloom

Dredge up the wrecks of who you thought you’d be Limpet licked and blurred with moss Toss them on the…

Swallows

A sparkling sea day Before innocence left us. A cottage Saved from gloom by fresh white wash. Blue fish nets…

Bedbind

You lie scrunched up in bed newspaper grey dead-fished with dread. Inertia that ancient dragon has charred you black. But…

Pigeon

Malevolence hangs over the street. The people never speak to each other Though they share the same walls and their…

Nightswimming

Our limbs lie in the dark Moon-yellowed. Armies of rain Batter my window But entwined with you I hear only…