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Month: September, 2012

A Useless Wish

I wish that we could take holidays from ourselves. Become someone else for a day or a week, then come back. I’d find it much harder to judge other people. And I wouldn’t get so tired of myself.



A second can seem interminable

It can swell gruesome and full

Draining blood from the host

Leaving something pallid and lifeless

Despairing in the certainty

That when this second bursts open

Another latches in its place


No-one has life enough for time


My heart holds a pantheon

Of mythic figures

Who threw their lightening

Into my soul

And whose thunder echoes

In my voice


In my most sacred moments

Free of my own scorn

I am mad enough to think

I could stand among them