Melted Tallow

The edges of the paper

burn

loosely twisted cord

smouldering in the dark

melted tallow

and vanilla plum

the heat overcomes

the smoked-filled room

washes down her throat

shadowing windpipes

suffocating her lungs

sickly-sweet intoxication

the script melts

ink and promises  

dissolve into night

black smoke left hovering

entwined

the words of her lover

lost

the oil lamp burns on.

J.CALVERT 2016

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Forget Me Not

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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
Taunted
Forgotten
Neglected
How can heart endure such a loss?

JCALVERT 2016

 

It’s All In Your Head

Monsters lurk in the darkness, Feeding on forgotten souls, In the depts of despair, in the crevices, Darkness laps, haunts, hide at the back of the mind, You can feel them, Reach out your hand, They won’t hurt you, It’s  all in your head.