June 17, 2018

Without Atonement | #CapturedInWords


Contrition, wails your siren song
Like a lighthouse sweeping the shadows
A beacon of hope for another 
In the darkness of empty waters
That hush your cries in their own echo

They are returned to you
Your words
From the shore to the deep
For melodic penitence 
Is not the action of atonement
And you will always be 
In your insoluble solitude
A prisoner of the sea


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April 08, 2018

Being You | #CapturedInWords

Being You | #CapturedInWords
I sip tea from the mug With your initial on the front That I found at the office Before I knew you And thought I wonder if thi...
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March 08, 2018

1918 | #CapturedInWords

1918 | #CapturedInWords
(Continued from Moon Faces) There were a dozen moons that night. She counted them from the wheelbarrow as George raced them around th...
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March 07, 2018

Intimate Inanimate | #CapturedInWords

Intimate Inanimate | #CapturedInWords
Paint flecks on wrists Thermal fabric cloyed on hips Close to your skin These inanimate things That moved with you Alive, pul...
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February 11, 2018

Brilliantly Blue | #CapturedInWords

Brilliantly Blue | #CapturedInWords
I've known dandy peacocks Strutting, swaggering Blazing brilliantly blue Dancing to conquer Ruffled, enraptured Hens hear...
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January 20, 2018

Boats Look Different | #CapturedInWords

Boats Look Different | #CapturedInWords
You make me want to polish furniture Although dust never slighted me  Buffering the smears away  A shine growing brighter With ...
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January 01, 2018

Grandma's Curtains | #CapturedInWords

Grandma's Curtains | #CapturedInWords
When afternoons were often spent tucked under the blanket with grandma, we would delight in our own ways. She, with aspirin, Cornis...
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December 10, 2017

Moon Faces | #CapturedInWords

Moon Faces | #CapturedInWords
(Carrying on from Milk Moon ) There were a dozen moons that night. She counted them from the wheelbarrow as George raced them aroun...
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August 28, 2017

A Penetrable Whole | #CapturedInWords

A Penetrable Whole | #CapturedInWords
You once said  That man would fuck sand If he could As if to abandon responsibility On behalf of mankind  Or illuminate a sic...
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August 09, 2017

A Note on Photography | Workshops with Carole Poirot

A Note on Photography | Workshops with Carole Poirot
(The Space at Clapham Studios, Lavender Hill) I recently had the pleasure of attending a photography workshop run by my brilliant frien...
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July 16, 2017

The Gardener's Rose | #CapturedInWords

The Gardener's Rose | #CapturedInWords
The gardener pruning for the prize he was told to want, doesn't see the whole garden, but his rose he feeds by day and by night, wi...
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June 29, 2017

The Jester | #CapturedInWords

The Jester | #CapturedInWords
The gardener, the sailor, the fiddler  Flash the jester None the truthful man  Yet or ever  Just refraction Illuminating my r...
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June 25, 2017

Milk Moon | #CapturedInWords

Milk Moon | #CapturedInWords
Photo by  Noah Silliman  on  Unsplash   I used to write a lot about my grandmother but in recent years I've done so less and le...
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June 24, 2017

The Summer Dawn | #CapturedInWords

The Summer Dawn | #CapturedInWords
A season in time These moments of mine Just me At the waking hour
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April 16, 2017

Of Understanding Men | #CapturedInWords

Of Understanding Men | #CapturedInWords
'You do not understand men.'  You scolded me A final statement  A parting blow  'You do not understand men.' ...
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April 13, 2017

Without Instructions | #CapturedInWords

Without Instructions | #CapturedInWords
I had a dream about you last night In the Carlisle general store Massachusetts  You were the candy bar The cereal Even the to...
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April 12, 2017

Blankets of Gold | #CapturedInWords

Blankets of Gold | #CapturedInWords
(The rapeseed fields, Bilting, Kent)  The light came so quickly after the darkness As if it had never been dark at all Soarin...
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April 11, 2017

There's a Body in the River | #CapturedInWords

There's a Body in the River | #CapturedInWords
Captured by a girl By a woman By a ghost Frame-locked and fixed  To the past And the present  The make believe  And the r...
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April 03, 2017

Observations from China #6 | #CapturedInWords

Observations from China #6 | #CapturedInWords
' Willow branches graze the grass, As I sit in the shade drinking tea. A note from a flute blows clearly, Mingling with the...
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March 18, 2017

London Pigeon | #CapturedInWords

London Pigeon | #CapturedInWords
London pigeons are a conversation starter  But this one is silent  Except for the sound of rice hitting stone  The fizzy twist of a...
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