Drumming butterflies 

To experience the human condition 

An affliction riddled with contradictions 

The desire to find eternity within the confines of finitude 

Of course I would like to feel something new 

But without the remorse of forgetting you 


Butterflies are born when I see you…

Your eyes flutter by a code when you turn to

Entertain the distractions that whiz on past,

I’m caught in suspension till our eyes again make contact 


Drummers are born in my heart,

When you smile so wide your lips part,

Their hands suspend the rhythm,

I’m stuck in a vision, 

Yearning to be saved by the very next moment. 


I envision the human condition, 

And images of you come to fruition.

The ineffable dilemma of my moral afflictions, 

The apparent solution to my mortal agitations

Crystal rain

There’s somewhere out there across the galaxy
Where it rains glass drops and silicon beads
On a cooling sooty black night
Two moons stage the lights
An assembly of rocks open their eyes
To dance with delight
The drops crystallise on their skins
To form a silvery shimmering film
Glistening colours in perfect rhythm
Far across to the glowing horizon
One of them stops to take it all in
What more could there be to this universe?
This is all there needs to be
Then carries on dancing with glee …

Liquid flame 

I remember she said 

Time is a liquid flame 

That flows through our veins 

Asking questions of us 

But demanding no answers 

The ultimate test 

In all burning breaths

I can’t remember how I replied 

But how could I?

I initially thought she’d lost her mind 

But we carried on speaking for a while 
She seemed more sane the more we spoke

Or maybe I was getting more insane, who knows?

She spoke about her worries, I spoke about mine 

But I’d never forget her last words before we said goodbye 

She said, don’t you worry, happiness is the easiest thing to find 

Like a full moon on a cloudless night 

Yep… She had definitely lost her mind