Category: stories and poems

The perfect Christmas card

Next year I need to make or find the perfect Christmas card.

One which doesn’t say

‘Merry Christmas’,

‘Happpy Christmas’,

‘Have Fun’,

‘Party!’

‘Have a fabulous New Year’.

 

Instead a card which says;

‘I’m thinking of you’…

 

I’m thinking of you because

I know this year,

most years

have hard stuff in them,… Read more

Agitation

That restless gnawing,

pacing,

growling,

snapping,

inability to settle.

Fight.

Flight.

Freeze has thawed into bubbling white water,

a torrent thrashing stones,

hurtling bleakly down into unknown.

Caverns,

snaking underground,

wearing me away,

eroding all that is known,

deeper,

penetrating,

breath-taking,

gasping,

convulsing,

suffocating,

shuddering to surface

from this restless chase;

to rush

to gush… Read more