Friday, October 31, 2008


I wish
You'd stop by my life today.
Go through the brochure;
See if you are sufficiently
Covered for accidental loss
Of identity
On purpose,of course.

I wish
You'd water my plants for me.
Feed my cat, walk my dog,
Make sure the dust sheets are in place,
Before you move house.
I am out of town
For a long , long while.

I wish
I could count on you.
Weigh your words in scale,
Believe when you say
Truth is but a negation of the false.

I wish
You'd remember me.
Red marks on your calendar
Know me as a red letter day.

I wish
You would lie to me.
Call me up again and say
I love you
in the present tense.

Monday, October 20, 2008

On an Old Marble Love

Moments pass me by
like coaches
Training to be alive
go on and soak it in.
The sun has another
date today.
No worries, it's not me.
I serve and watch
While he smiles and charms.
I rest assured, happy, cocky:
Come September,
I ll watch him turn cold
And blue and bright
And then slowly wither.
The leaves change colour
So many so fast
I wrap and unwrap
A thing for you
In so many words
Difficult and aloof
All meaning to say
i love you....
(in lower case)