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Port of Call Redux aka Pretentious-ness-ness …

sailing between
sprinkled kisses


under swaying moonlight

bathed by whispering palms
on that talcum beach

that talcum-powder beach forever drenched by the rivers of my dreams


the open seas of parched memories
famished souls
soiled by desperation
hearing nothing

nothing at all
but the vultures ravenous call …

… so come on, dear friend, take my hand in yours ( metaphorically speaking if nothing else ) and let’s walk back to that talcum caressed beach of dreams

with you it is all

and without you

perhaps forever more
in some quiet corner

deep within the core of your heart

shall always be
deeply anchored
my very all

my final port of call


Port of Call

history …

misty tears fall on splintered parchment

history simmers

the shackles of centuries cast off

the chains of oppression shattered

embracing new horizons

trusting once again
in that unfinished dream

of less famished tomorrows

letting go
breaking it all

stripped bare
lost in the fog

of whispered lies


chewed up and spat out
into the sewers

just another of your litter
another puppy dog

and all in all

when curtains fall

i remain

just another
essential cog

left broken

anchorless on oceans
of twisted words

in a maelstrom of half truths & lies

abandoned underneath shared skies …

… and now that the years have fled

and tears have been bled

and all that i have left
are my eyes

straining to see


fading slightly
yet still

the only constant

the only thing
i know to be true

the sapling that took root,

enmeshed in the sweat-soaked gulag of kisses & pain,

silence & self-pity,

will grow to be a tree,

rising above the prejudices of men,

higher & higher,

to that point when looking down,

humans all look the same.

and so …

I stretch out my arm,

my thumb defiant in the oppressive air,

& as I bid you an almondsweet adieu,

I hold you close,
whispering these words:

so long, my friend,
& stay well,

& know that I shall be counting down the days to how & to when,

I will see you here …

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In the solitary depth of night,

as dreams whisper forgotten lies,

memories murmur,
desires nibble,
passions simmer,

between the embers,
of sweetly burnt eyes.

As dawn’s breath cascades,

skimming over the borders of my hapless heart,

my eyes finally surrendering to slumber, peaceful and deep,

leaving me,

to dream of you,

dreaming,  asleep.

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