Author Archives: Denise

Diptych

My life is like an attic There’s a skylight in the roof But the corners of the room Remain in shadows   You are welcome in my attic To explore amongst my treasures But some of these boxes Must remain locked   As you rummage in my attic We smile and share memories But some […]

Light Fades

I cannot choose to be alone Because I’m full of so much love And need my loves around me   But loving is so very hard Not my beloveds’ fault at all You’re worthy of much more   For I am only flesh and bone I have to work so hard to be Good enough […]

Heist

We need to plan a heist Upon the bank of time As there’s never enough To go around   We’ll do it on the night When the clocks go back In the one special hour (Let’s steal that too)   The time we’ll take Will be just for us Hours and days which we Can […]

Cairn

At my feet I see I’ve built a cairn of stones A stone for every good time Every happy moment spent with you A stone for each precious memory   They fit so well, as stones seem to do Weeks pass and the cairn grows higher Delicate pebbles of muted hues A stone for each […]

The Woman

The man who sings the songs to her Has gone to bed ‘Until tomorrow’ He says   The woman, who can only listen Is left alone She takes a tablet And rests   The self-obsessed opportunist Messages But it’s clearly all About them   The woman has her troubles and Sympathises But can only do […]

Forgive Me

I think I know what love is But it may be I’m confused There are so many feelings That cause such pain   I know all about needing Cos I’m as needy as fuck Dependency addiction And junkie rage   As for all the wanting So much, all of the time The rush of emotion […]

My own hand

The day it died It was still a surprise Although we know that All things die   And when it died I was astonished To find the gun in My own hand   And so it died To my amazement I didn’t seem to Want to mourn   So it lies dead And I’m bemused […]