Break|Through

There’s always fresh energy Brimming with intensity Hiding in dark corners Desperate for the world to see.   Like lava flows To hardened rock It’s trapped inside By your own locks   Do not be fooled By empty hallways Jagged edges Haunted doorways   Behind the walls, Just beyond sight Lie infinite bands Of liquid […]

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Monsoon Season

Hot damp heat Heavy, humid, treacle Interrupted By the seismic roars Of angry grey titans Exploding above.   Sky ignited by the tectonic clashes Of celestial fists, My windowpane trembles And I bask in the echoed promise Of heaven-beamed discord.   If you look hard enough You can almost see Zeus and Atlas Waging their […]

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Resilience

What stability remains When even mountains waver? When sanity crumbles in staccato stutters, Razing cliffs and levelling ridges In urgent avalanches, Desperately barrelling toward the beyond below?   Robbing spiralling peaks Of ancient candyfloss crowns So that their bare bones may be whipped By searing surges Of rarefied air, Locked in an eternal tug-of-war Raw […]

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Clockwork

Spinning off a carousel, Through crystal corridors I fell, Sadistic games of show and tell Sketch my pains, relay my hells   Splatter me to smithereens Smother me in liquid dreams Engulf my being in kerosene, Licks of nitro glycerine.   Comfort in familiar voids No safety net, iron lungs destroyed With these fragile frames […]

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Presence

When Now comes along With a left hook to the gut It’s instinct that insists Elsewhere Is Was Would be Better.   Self-preservation – The quartz at the core Of a spluttering Human dynamo, Beating ceaselessly Despite being drowned In the murky molasses Of all-engulfing instants.   When Now comes along With a left hook […]

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The Final Fall

I met myself in the mirror Only, my eyes Told me I’d grown grey, withered, And died.   Skin stretched taut Over bare, vacuumed bone A corpse with a beard No wiser, just old. /// One day I will step Off that precarious ledge, Fall into the void, Crack open my head   And under […]

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Survival

We are Only who We are Once we’ve outrun, Exhausted, Bled dry, The relentless Constraints Of who we pretend to be.   Only once The masks are stowed And the shackles of pretence Break under the duress Of ceaseless, raw Barebone and bloodied knuckles,   Can we finally elude Those self-constructed captors, Running towards familiar […]

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