Gathering The Light

Storm clouds bruise the sky. The day is fading Winter’s ghost draws near Gathering the light. The old clock tower, Illuminated against the broken night Shivers and chimes, The hour echoing into the past before it's heard As a downpour settles on the city, More ice than rain, It pools in uneven slabs, As women, … Continue reading Gathering The Light


She watched the day turn, A soft sky, a promise of summer, The evening stealing away idle hours. Her laugh echoed, It pained the emptiness And those who watched With whispered words. She was never patient, Bold in her grasp of life In times when it would shadow her But what is love if not … Continue reading Hope


A poppy grows in hell Beside the bones of youth, lost A single splash of hope Against the chaos and unrest. The bent backs of trees, Wooden cenotaphs of untold stories, Await on silent prayers This winter of men to be done. In the silence of horizons far away, Broken dreams of home that can’t … Continue reading Poppy