She saw them on the ocean
“ But there’s nothing there,” I said
as I stooped to decipher her very private code
encrypted on her smile
that playful phosphorescence
in the galaxy swirl: That movement
of her mind behind those deep violet eyes........
“Sorry I can’t take your call but leave a message
and I’ll get back to you! ”
My heart beats at the phone’s bleep. My quiet fire
doused again by this static reply
with no personal message left
though I’ve phoned countless times
I wonder, did I miss his call or knock at the door?
The Enfield Cedar Tree
The children begged Nature to germinate
the seed for a remarkable Cedar tree.
To make it tall as a ladder for the eye to follow the sky
and paint it forever green. the branches low
in the gangly stretch of a goose’s neck.......
The Scullery Maid’s Monologue: A Woman's Worth
(* The Recorder 1914)
I heard the master say in his ‘La-di-dah’ voice
“Nowhere’s safe from this purple, white
and green brigade who demand their equality!”
As he read out loud how
a rowdy crowd caused a lively scene
at Palmers Green.