December 08, 2016

We Need a Boatman | #CapturedInWords


Place your brackets around me
Around us
(And especially around yourself)
We'll be safe there
On your made-man sun

Manacle me with conditions
Forge those cumbersome chains
So I have to drag you with me
Pitched against the quiet protestation
Of a better will
Our kiss soldering fate
Joined in your smoldering hate

You would destroy me
Take me with you
Just to drown
In good company
To fall in love with another reflection
Facing back at you
In the lake of our blood
You'd spill from our wrists
If you could

Place my arms around you
Around us
(Anywhere but myself)
We'll be safe there
In my love
My moon without reason

Silence your fears
With my magnificent breast
Fill you
With my milk
Until you're a fat babe
Rocked in my arms

I would smother you
Keep you fixed to me
To drown you
In good company
To deny myself of the love
I've been told to earn
Before I can keep you
Or anyone
If I could

There's a river between your world
And mine
For which the boatmen charge
Handsomely the fare
On a ride for two

To sit side by side
Not wretchedly fused
Like ball to chain
Or babe to breast
But hand hinged in hand

My moon to the left
Your sun to the right
Our journey the seam
That dissolves the banks

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November 30, 2016

The 29th of November | #CapturedInWords

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November 27, 2016

Observations from China #3 | #CapturedInWords

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We scrolled through small villages, never pausing for longer than a moment's thought, succe...
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November 26, 2016

Earl Grey, Fig, and Vanilla Cake | Celia's Saucer

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This cake encapsulates some of my favourite scents. The malty-ness of black tea with bergamot,...
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November 20, 2016

Notes at 6:16am | #CapturedInWords

Notes at 6:16am | #CapturedInWords
 Last night I dreamt of a burnished American landscape in Fall  My reflection hung and pre...
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