Jul 30 2019

on learning to laugh
through the bars
of this broken
hearted window

a giggle escapes
through the space

blue sky

and you
in the corner

throwing choices
at cracked white walls

always looking
for the one
that will stick

i hear an ocean of epitaph
singeing torn curtains

a whale on the roof
leaking tears
into gutter

grey gull
limping flight
through white waves of sand

a bead of laughter
rises up
beneath the surface

breaking skin and
creeping starfish
that will die
of too much sun

and the ball
rolling back in my

comes to rest
at the edge
of false fealty

cliff hanger hopeful
and harpy sated


marking grid
on fields of silent

glittered gauze