You Were Never Mine


Conceptual Portrait Photography By Mariesol Fumy

In a place I call my own, under a canopy of stars,
I wait, for the sun to rise,
Of golden sun, stroking the fire,
To steal, yet a gaze at the light in your eyes.
My temple to feel the weight of your lips,
Our tears to cascade and mingle in kiss.
You disappeared long before I could say –
I want you to stay.
A lifetime of longing,
My love, my heart-aches;
Throbs and pulsates.
In guarded breathe
i’ll push you to the back, into the shade,
In memory you’ll remain,
Of stolen moments and kisses snuck.
Behind the face of night,
We shone bright,
But now I must take leave –
For you my darling were never mine to keep.

J.Calvert 2016

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Forget Me Not


How can my heart withstand such a beating?
Like a gale thrashing inside my chest
In all directions; madly aghast
Lungs filled with choking breath
Damson and decayed -bones abreast
Throat gripping with despair
In dirt and girt
Tongue bleeding into the anthurium leaves
Bright blue lips
Forget me not – in curving spikes
Coil around my chest
Eyes closed in clenching thought
How can heart endure such a loss?



Corpse Flower

In wounds,
Open and stretching,
Brazed beyond the scabs,
Welt and weal,
Stripes and swell,
Mulberry red shells,
A corpse flower and a dried dwell,
Desiccated and shrivelled,
A frame of petals and bud,
A skeleton walking on dawn,
Outlined by the burning sun,
Bounded to the ties, grasping the wrists,
Joints and junctures,
Indirection, forced rejection,
Dismissed in the game of love.

© J. Calvert 2016

Devotion- A Colloboration with Ax

i. He held her hand and began to tell a story Eyes wide and round filling with glory He painted the moon full in her honour And set in motion his devotion upon her To the skies above he declared … Continue reading