Weather Forecast for PMS. Starts off calm, some sunshine at times, but changeable — expect jolts of thunder. Prone to outbursts, resulting in localised flooding later. Note: Previously Published in New Original Writing: Poetry Day Ireland Quintains, Lagan Online, April 2018.
Restless Mind What I wouldn’t give For just a penny’s worth Of understanding at 4 am To settle a restless mind I roll into that dip in the bed Hoping that you’ll be there Sniff the remaining scent On the shirt, you left behind Fading; as scars of departure With freshly cut
Sleep in the flesh, woven into the blood, following it upstream then down to slumber. Malaise in the mind –– fractured thoughts unhooked from their sparking off point. Restless limbs and aching lips. The longing to be held like a sick child; to be carried to bed like a lover. To wake
In memory of Eugenie M. Shakhovskaya She was the night, forgotten, erased by several feet of snow. She was the morning when frost feathers glinted on glazed surfaces. She was the storm that razed the Tsar’s house to the ground. She was the laughter that lingered on the KGB men’s lips all morning. She