About A Girl
This is about a girl.
She is not me.
Sometimes I walk in her footsteps.
Sometimes she walks in mine.... more »
An Hour Was All It Took
I don’t know where you are now,
I don’t know where you stay.
I know that I can’t see you there,
You’ve gone too far away.... more »
I've never talked to you.
I've never seen you.
I've never heard you.
I've never met you.... more »
Look at this dead child in my arms
And know that I blame you.
Look at the pain in my face
And say 'That is my fault too.'... more »
Bud Of Pain
Shut the door, shut the door.
Shut out the burning light.
Lock me in, lock me away,
away from eyes and sight.... more »
I have been here before
although I do not think it
was during this lifetime.... more »
Closing On Opening Night
There is a choice. She said 'To be fair,
I should have four of them so that I
can pick or mix and match.
I do not know what the answer is.'... more »
Dedicated To The One I Love
The first words I spoke to you
Were words of love and hate.
Love to hate you, hate to love you.
Hold me, hug me - suffocate.... more »
Friends And Nothing More
Early Monday morning,
I watch you come through the door,
and it’s so hard to talk
when you’re a friend and nothing more.... more »
From An Alley, A Flame
I waited for days inside that
alley, dark - watching - dim
but somehow smelling
of stale lavender, when my... more »
Last night I fell asleep with
one hand touching her pink and purple
shredded blanket and the other
resting on the telephone.... more »
Goodbye Mother Dear
Mother, mother, mother dear,
Can you hold me close, can you hold me near?
Mother, mother, oh mother dear,
Will you listen, listen to my words of fear?... more »
I Am The Blast From Your Past
I will be there, dear,
when your clock strikes thirteen
and I will smile at you.... more »
I Leave You With A Breath Of Ivy
This day hangs heavy on me.
It will not fit me right.
unzipped -... more »
I Walk With The Spirits
I walk with the spirits
on nights like these -
and who are you?
who are you,... more »
I Will Butcher Your Future
I will butcher Your Future - -
Not right now
no... more »
If I Should Die Before I Wake (For My Mum)
Stroke my hair, rub my back -
murmur words of comfort.
Sit with me ‘til I breathe deep -
See off the demons between here and sleep... more »
If You Only Had A Heart
You, life-taker, you,
stone man, iron man,
tin man without a heart.
Took a wrong turning... more »
Last Year Lied To Me
Last year lied to me.
July told me today would glitter.
Blossoming promises -
pink purple red...... more »
Look at this darling bundle in my arms.
Step closer proud father, ready to play your role.
What's wrong? Doesn't cry? Doesn't move? Doesn't breathe?
She's dead, sweetheart. Hurry now, you might catch her soul.... more »
Lord Lucifer (With Apologies To Sylvia Plath But None To Tony Blair)
I have won it again.
One year in every five
I manage it -... more »
Lost At Sea
You write to me from the deepest place
the darkest place the furthest place.
I think you may be under water but
there is no drowning and your heart... more »
Lost In Austin
What took you over
so that you arrived
in an appearance I could not see?... more »
Nothing I can do.
Nothing I will ever do
can make amends with you.... more »
I have an inability to communicate,
a failure to articulate.
I speculate that this
will be my sublime crime... more »