Tuesday, 12 April 2016

As the rest of the world sleeps a war rages

3 am
as we lay in the black
and our minds tick over
a war rages
rushing waters and rusty ships
hulk wrecks and groaning fog horn
looming from the mist
your consciousness
that tortured place
behind closed eyes
at 3am tonight
this still
secret time of regrets and
ear ringing silence
tick tock
that 6am alarm so far away
and you know you'll be broken by then
and finally asleep

My new safe place

across the sand
the sun and wind and sea
rise up and hail my princess
facing me
your freckles new and eyes a greeny blue
my new safe place
my wedding day
a pledge to the heavens
permission for the gods of old to join us
holding hands
a promise to your dad
that i will keep his girl safe
travelling through space to find him
a happy man
my safe place
our wedding day
sun bright on your face
and ocean spray salutes
true joy
my new safe place