Effervescent

Feeling frivolous 
Drowning in many words
I invite her in
To swim in the
Whitewash
Or else
She is too smart
Throw me a life ring
My bubbly personality
Giving me a hangover
Neurodivergent mother
Sweet as a soft drink
Filled with warm air
Drink sparingly

Whiteout

How our thoughts
Clouded by
Morning mist
Pervading sigh

Spilling whiteout
On a love note
Opportunity
Dissolves

Thief steals in
Dormer window
Just to fall
Two flights below

Invitation lost
Or expired last week
All refusals feared
Turning other cheek

Tell her everything
Never to her face
Conversation light
Lest she leave in haste

Swimming endlessly
In those two blue pools
Telling everyone
That we're playing cool

Let the eyes caress
That's a subtle tip
Never touch her face
Never kiss her lips

Such a high bar raised
Neck is craned above
Weary heart knows how
Not to be in love

Liminal spaces

Perched between barren landscapes 
Far as the eye squints
In the distance
Microscopic life dawns
In open spaces unseen
How we relish the resilience
Of some tiny show
Of leaves stalk reaching
Up for sunlight to ignite
It's open tongued grooves
Into being

Yet we find normalised eugenics
Those who exist between the lines
Of normativity collectivism
Turned aside by one
Derided by two
Abandoned by three
Many mouths to feed
Better defend protect
Turn inside out
Than let another
Take the mantle
When the woman till
Ten works then sleeps
A superior breed
To exist in such
Harsh remote conditions
Of isolation
Yet to grace the pages
Of top ten endemic list
For protection
Women and children
Survival of our species

Fascinator

Brush tipped tongue
Painted button
Curvature of spine
Red eye
Double banded
Red capped
Rarity only adds
To beauty
Why not fascinate
With uniqueness
Of each we meet
Instead pick
Feathers ruffled
To decorate head?

One and only
Every love
A scarcity
Endangered
Do we love
To obtain
Souvenirs
Stories
Take away
A part of me
Thrown about
Carelessly
Adorning
Cafe walls
Could hear

Poised for takeoff

Adrenalin pumping
Shaking out limbs
Eyes on the line
Looking downwind
Peripheral gazes
Nodding whistle
Take your marks
Smoke gun bursts
Shock cool wet
Tip toe beating
Arms breath repeat
Stomach protest
Pushing onward
Suddenly crosshairs
Hand tip touch flip
One long lap
Then nothing
I survey emptiness
All eyes watching
From the stadium
No one near
But one white cap
Slowing down
Mine black
Up the wall
Walk of shame
Trudging drenched
Wet as the supermoon
Tide washed debris
Around me
I return to the start
Shake my head
Sullenly
Can I possibly
Go down waterslide
Instead?
No way replace
The fun we had
A false start
Takes all my lungs
Sweat tears restraint
Go on without me
A joy to spectate
The dating race

Lost and found

Innocently traversing
Over soft powder snow
Relishing in it
Wonderland encapsulates
Then turns consumes
All goodwill
Rescue

Take me down easy
Off this great peak
To safety, warmth
Care and respite

For a time
Being with you
Was being with me
But now I sigh
Love endlessly
Over goodbyes