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i wanted it to be
the way it is
in stories

it turns out
the same… again
his eyes that way
my ears this way

differences dividing
right down our centre

i wanted it to be
new found love
the way it often begins
and ends
in books

my heart never learns
that kind of love
those guys

are only tales



Call Down Peace

12587853503_e403846450_zSome days
I avert eyes
clasp hands over ears
don’t want to see it
hear it
the evil that creeps in

I cling
to the safety of my bed
I sleep
and fantasize
and call down peace

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Did you think a kiss
would buy my everlasting affection
that you only needed to caress my skin
and I was yours for life?

A woman needs a man with soul
one who knows how to empathise
who can hear her speak
and leaves her feeling whole

Hands and lips
have a lot of lies to answer for