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This Winter, Two People:


This winter, two people
edge upon edge
and the slight misgivings .
on the lawn the boy is rushing up the frost bitten lawn
his red button nose and pinched smile:

“what did you want from me?” he asks,
but soon all the boy remembers
is his father clutching his mother’s hand
(that’s him, that’s him, now hold it in, hold it all in)

why do all these idiotic
want a way out?

the world doesn’t come naturally to anyone!
when he was younger the boy lived in a strange world
full of awe at the bustle and life of it all,
in that dreamworld world where you forgot your own name
in the fancy of it all.

This winter, two people are on edge.
that delicate flower you were trying so hard to preserve
like melting snow, soon gone
and not till he takes her through the second barren dawn
will it lift her from the sleep again.

The mother will see the smiling boy
And she painfully
remembers a lost moment.

Kissing is that act of sheer remeberance
as the two people edge upon edge
topple against the sunlight,
exposed and bare, unable to
remember anything, but trying so hard…

The boy enters the house,
his breeches worn from the wind
and the wintry weather.

Night falls on the county town,
and the homestead will slowly quiet down within the hour,
The father in his armchair, reading by firelight,
will see his son’s ruddy chapped face
in a bright white silhouette
imagining for one single guilty moment that he is his son;
and his son will catch a hopeful glimpse upward
and imagine that he is his father.

Copyright 2014 Golden Star Poetry


Rules of the Universe (or- Facts About the World)


Rules of the Universe (or- Facts About the World)

1. socks should not feel like they belong to one foot or another

2. memories must be kept well hidden.

3. a few bullets can get you anything

4. (so can a piece of gold)

5. If you take a look at God’s good side and God’s bad side, they will eventually melt together and you will see that they are exactly the same thing

6. peaches on a hot summer day will mend a broken heart

7. nobody ever listened to anybody unless you first say hello and give someone a little smile

8. Ink written “to-do’s” are the best way to remeber things

9. The ‘you are beautiful” propaganda is there to keep the population from aspiring to be better.

10. Ice cream will, inevitably, melt.

11. Annoying cliche’s will come in handy at the most bizarre and unhelpful moments

12. I’m sure I love you more than you can imagine, even If your brain is pretty limited.

13. scissors must always be able to cut at any angle

14. children must whisper their secrets

15. Notes and letters should be written, not typed.

16. youtube comments must be grammatically correct

17. (and free of any gross language and or profane sentences)

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18. A penny dropped into a fountain will make a wish come true

19. I Love you because I can see the reflection of the world on your pupils





20. I love you even though I’ve forgotten what I’ve said before

my rules are yours and the gods’ now, the hearts and their hands are printed on the walls

now yours are tucked inside the corner

secretly hoping to be opened, to be noticed

in this abandoned tree house you never did bulid yourself,

surrounded by a grove of trees and grass

I said you

never saw the sky

so blue

so blue

so blue.

Copyright 2013 Golden star Poetry