learning to fly


Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast,
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought, I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone
A soul in tension — that’s learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try


Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

There’s no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss

Can’t keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I




Architect for Peace

The liars had moved in like unwanted house guests

…rummaging through the contents of her brain

They dominated the layers of compressed thoughts

…that were architecturally desiged to reframe

Persistent interior re-decorators had the ugliest mind made ideas

…compacted by blunt edge forces hammered solidly over the years

Constructed over an elaborate network of lies

…and built carelessly upon shaky ground

The Big facade later exposing their disguise

…with framework identified as seriously unsound

Deemed by authorities as structurally unstable

…Counsel would not approve her favourite muse

Lacking peaceful feelings for spirits joyful habitation

…his smooth dark cornices were flatly refused

Despite being well overdue for internal modification

…her applications were opposed and denied

No re-establishing of her wildest dreams with jubilation

…those building codes are old promises ruled by lies

Her extensions stretched lovingly over his multi-storey ambition

Engineers chose his screwed up mind for complete demolition

Irreparable damage they eventually did concede

contaminating neighbouring airspace was almost guaranteed

Condemned and marked for complete reconstruction

…the foundations of his Mind began rapidly unfolding

Demolished partly under his own Minds’ instruction

…sadly supported by dodgy scaffolding

As the walls eventually came crumbling down

…she walked up to shadows, reduced to ruin and rubble

Broken hearts strategically softened by sacred ground

…Crush, the everlasting rebound of recurring trouble

Excavation unearthed some blame and more sinning

…an appropriate starting point pegged for a new beginning

Believing dust will settle once overshadowing the Sun

…this eclipsed heartScape seeks foundation as One
Building a better MindSet nailed by faithful surrender

…the Master Plan corrupted She was bound to Re-member

Tears washed over blueprints and light sensitive information

…she had copied several Floor Plans left open for investigation

Her Mind now completely unfurnished has a much higher view

…double UNglazed windows allowing her own light through

Spacious room filled with LOVE and painting colours of happiness

…peaceful living arrangements… She plans to construct NOthing less


H ❤ I


LOVEview…. please speak to me

Come and hold my hand

I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand

This role I’ve been given

I sit and talk to God

And he just laughs at my plans

My head speaks a language

I don’t understand