Tuesday, 28 July 2015

American Lights

Names on a map,
Hidden dangers,
Imagination conjuring them
Somewhere between
The seas’ scouring
And landfall’s edge.

Pamlico Bay; Cape Hatteras.

American lights
Stand proud and tapered
On brick and stone bases
Flashing warnings
Over beaches, lakeshores, seaways,
Over all the great waters.

Sabine River; Point Bolivar.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Balance Wheel

The mechanism on which
Fortune pivots,
Random invention,
Spills a tide of possibility.


He imagined tunnels
Under street and home
Passageways to heroism
Emerging from secret panels.


Broken by time 
Wilderness and woodland
Stiff trunked trees
Around a place
Of shelter.


Ancestry and its other beginnings
Are as distant as time unmeasured.


Heaven’s belljar curves over.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Hollowed #3

Scars beneath the skin
Don’t show
Scooped out the soul
During sleep.