Tuesday, September 30, 2014


They cannot endure it any farther
Dismal weather is soon to come 
Miniature explosions on the pavement
The irregular drumbeats on my roof
It has started
Gazing into the ash grey sky
Organized legions marching swiftly 
Ignoring your own presence
Moisturizing the roots of history
The birds are hiding in the safety of the trees
All the plants have wilted away
In the horizon a golden beacon
The puddles will dry up soon

Monday, September 29, 2014

Peppermint Candy

A small parcel with big surprises
Used to disguise the fumes of the past
So abundant but hard to come by
Stimulates your senses
Sound, Sight, Touch, Smell, Taste
Unravelling the clear synthetic wrapper 
Revealing the red and white pattern 
Polished and perfectly shaped
But sticks like glue when dampened
Has a seductive odour
And packs a toxic sweetness
The aftertaste oh so spicy
Freshening your breath
But soon melts and is forgotten
The sensation only to be found in another 
Peppermint Candy