A Plane Ride Away

A Plane Ride Away

This morning, I felt the warmth of your body close to me  and stroked my fingers across your shoulder, But this plane ride drew an air-trail of separation between us. This morning, our hands touched over a cup of tea  and you hugged me, as tears pricked my eyes, But this plane ride is unmoved [...]

Silence over Empty Skies

Silence over Empty Skies

Silence howls in empty screams Across a wild and painful sky. While emptiness like rolling waves, Pitches sadness on a fearsome sea. We knew it was coming and neither of us was particularly looking forward to the day. Chris has recovered enough from the heart attack to return to work, but work means Vienna. While [...]

Heart Attack

Heart Attack

It was an unexpected outcome of a short break in North Wales and as I sat in a chair next to his bed,  through the early hours of the morning after the night before with a range of monitors beeping and an oxygen mask hissing, I reflected on the fact that three years before we [...]

Frame Me, Contain Me

Frame Me, Contain Me

Frame me, contain me, Hold a boundary to me. Only see a view that can be safely described. Bold straight lines that seek to refine And hold an aspiration, so sharply defined Clean and rigid, deep and frigid Fixed so firmly: clear and distinct. But what if I am wavy, eternally changey? What if I [...]

How I Remember my Childhood Christmas?

How I Remember my Childhood Christmas?

The slow breath of expectation as the car turns into the driveway. There, in the window, sits the flickering Christmas tree Uncle Frank’s Candle Fire Christmas lights, Now a fortune on EBay, Bubble merrily. Chatter spills a welcome into the dark hallway, While impatience kicks its heels waiting for the sitting room to open. Finally [...]

Looking Forward to Reunions 

Looking Forward to Reunions 

Her Ladyship, his Lordship.  The cups on the work top Primed and ready Tea bag filled Kettle full Her Ladyship and his Lordship Footsteps on the pathway Excited and happy Thirsty darling? Kettle on Her Ladyship and his Lordship Snuggled on the sofa Contented and happy Sipping Ceylon Kettle done.