random pages found on the floor #6…

random-pages-found-on-the-floor

life’s yellowed pages
contain all the lies you’ve told
written in bold print
but somehow those who’ve loved you
could not decipher the truth

the hotel clerk…

the-hotel-clerk

his
accent
is complicated
but
glowing
with
pride
for
sydney
acknowledging
comparisons
with
other australian cities
but
notes
the uniqueness
of
sydney’s people
and
celebrates
its
differences
then
mails
a postcard
made
in
brisbane
to
his mother
in
china

for marianne…

for-marianne

these
fancy dress shoes
have
holes in them
places
where the earth
can reach up
and
touch my soul
sometimes
the touch is cold
reminders
of
those who hurt me
but
more often than not
the earth is warm
a warm embrace
from
an old lover
or
friends
now buried beneath
the places
that i walk
country roads
city streets
and
places
we discussed
oh
and
your home
where i walk now
dressed
in these new shoes
that
have holes in them
places
where the earth
can reach up