Jem Page commented on the post, transform 4 years, 4 months ago
can we say ‘x will happen tomorrow’
and be right or wrong — mean anything?
that which will happen will happen;
a thousand possibilities curled in a chrysalis
beating like a clock
Jem Page commented on the post, earrings 4 years, 8 months ago
Standing at the sink, it’s hard
to listen to you sometimes,
gritting my teeth, talking,
the only thing sinking in
your cheap, gold earrings.
Jem Page commented on the post, collapse 4 years, 11 months ago
these days begin to tower
in the wind
we don’t choice when we
throw in the towel
like a dying flower
Jem Page commented on the post, prayer 4 years, 11 months ago
close your eyes,
Jem Page commented on the post, gold 4 years, 12 months ago
if left long enough.
if melted long enough
Jem Page commented on the post, repressed 4 years, 12 months ago
Jem Page commented on the post, active 5 years ago
use yourself your mind your body your soul
apathy entropy disuse decay
use me if you must
Jem Page commented on the post, forefront 5 years ago
all the referents, meanings
we don’t know where to find them
since we flipped the words, one by one
and found nothing behind them.
Jem Page commented on the post, swimmer 5 years ago
“you’re a snowflake”
similar, yes but — special
more like water or,
one of many swimmers
all pulled by the same current
all heading downstream.
Jem Page commented on the post, terrain 5 years ago
burnt and cracked
foot in front of the other
hand in hand
to a place where
there is no rain
Jem Page commented on the post, grandfather 5 years ago
I suppose it’s natural, to somewhat regret
never meeting you:
you, with your wise eyes. White hair, black vest.
Though from what I’ve heard, it may be for the best:
A tyrant at worst; nice at best.
Jem Page commented on the post, witnessed 5 years ago
Some time after I first saw you
and after seeing each other
for some time
I saw you
for the first time
and didn’t like what I saw.
Jem Page commented on the post, hapless 5 years ago
Shame. I’ve never known how
or when to speak.
Staring at the floor, hatless.
Tactless. If I didn’t like you this
would have been much easier.
Jem Page commented on the post, juvenile 5 years ago
when talking to a client
always be forward
using pictures, coloured bars
grown men in suits
in need of a nap.
Jem Page commented on the post, nonsense 5 years ago
White noise, crackling
Speak to me in a language
That I don’t just hear
But want to hear.
Jem Page commented on the post, bowtie 5 years ago
I’m staring at my shoes
she’s staring at my eyes
‘I don’t want to lose you’
ties my chest in little bows.
Jem Page commented on the post, occupancy 5 years ago
clear, glinting droplets drip
slide, drool down the glass
as the stare out windows —
stare out there — staring at
the world out there. squeaky
doors peel open they
pack themselves in like steers,
steers staring while I steer.
Jem Page commented on the post, seated 5 years ago
Mr Oneword, quite unlucky
a teacher all along.
“Take your seats please”,
turned around — seats and students gone.
Jem Page commented on the post, emperor 5 years ago
you there, out on the ocean’s end
— the frozen white and blue
I’d happily live so cold, dear friend
— to be as free as you
Jem Page commented on the post, compensate 5 years, 1 month ago
Cold on diving in,
pleasant to feel it getting warmer. Still,
swimming against the current is harder
than getting out of the water.
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