Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Great Escape

Coming back to hear

dust 
from clandestine 
digging

She dances a delicate dance
precision movements 
that tack
one moment to the next

Wake with a tune in your head

try and remember
try and remember

Silvery, the stuff of moth wings 
sounds like water…

Shake its powder 
from the lining of your pockets
the cuffs of your clothes

try and remember
try and remember

pin down the lines
for the future

6 comments:

  1. Some things (some words) it's hard to pin down, I think. But stick a pin through them and try to anchor them to paper now, this minute, or they fly away, gone for good (or ill).

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    1. Yes, they fly away. Even when you try and hold onto them.

      Thanks for reading, Nick.

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  2. Love the cadence and current of this one my friend.....

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    1. Liz, lovely to hear from you. Thank you.

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    2. the feeling is mutual my friend....wishing you well....

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