Sunday, 20 December 2009

Thin Skin

rice paper concrete
walk away crossing
watching my feet
falling falling

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Heading for the Membrane

Golden moments slipping by
Unconsciously intensify


Magic story mission
Turn it all to gold
Do what you're supposed to do
Before your fire turns cold

Monday, 16 November 2009


volcanic eruption
seascape dissolved
emergent mountain
response unresolved

Sunday, 8 November 2009


see through me to this
with the eyes of your child
wonder and gaze
on the sight

bridge the dotted line
through our space and our time
while flames leap high
in the night

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Under the water line

Close to the shore

Breakers and currents

Pass around and over

You're there to cling to

Cast a rope around

Solitary Sentinel

Under water, solid ground

Hold my ankles

While I play and pirouette

Sunbathing on your shoulders

It's too easy to forget

The darkness in the water

The power in the wind

Life without your touch and strength

Lapping up around

Holding on to you
Holding on to you

Under water

Solid ground

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Misplaced Lullaby

parked in a misplaced lullaby
in another time and place
when the memories come crashing by
I can see and smell your face

there's a hole in the wall
and a gap in your soul
and elastic mysteries
there's a space and a side
and a crack open wide
interrupting the peace

3rd October 2009

Monday, 23 February 2009

Flickering Affair

Are you going to write a song for me?
Is this how it's going to be?
A flickering affair
A flickering affair

I can see your energy
Firelight shining through at me
A flickering affair
A flickering affair

Virtual reality
Techno personality
A flickering affair
A flickering affair

Feel you reaching out to me
Don't want the unimaginary
A flickering affair
A flickering affair

What provides the rush?
Why do we care?
Where do we meet and touch
In this flickering affair?

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


all of a sudden
a man-made construction
to stifle and enrage
like putting a cat
in a cage

feline affection
or nature's selection
runs deep and strong and true
I'll always come home
straight to you

don't build an artificial skin
don't promise me the stars or moon
just express the truth we're living in
share my space my time my tune

Sunday, 1 February 2009

The Safest Place

We will lie down tonight
And everything will be alright
In the safest place on earth
The safest place

This is where I want to be
Wrapped up in you and you in me
In the safest place on earth
The safest place

Every boundary is a dotted line
Security is a paradigm
In the safest place on earth
The safest place

All the time in the world and none to spare
Appreciate and take more care
Of the safest place on earth
The safest place

Bad things happen and so do good
We'd stay right here if we only could
In the safest place on earth
The safest place

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


ginger spirit stalks lothian fields

instinctive frequency banding

weary guilt weighed hunted standstill

fitful reluctant understanding

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Old Friends

Silver circle on the wall
I want the secrets of your soul
Dare to hope that you still share
Those memories, more memories

Silver circle on the wall
A chance to touch but not to hold
See and show that you're still there
Those memories, more memories

Much outside and more within
The foolish path, the decent thing
Too much to lose, or so we thought
Could we have known they'd still be hurt?