It’s never good enough

This picture, the last picture

The next picture


An internal struggle between my unspoken self and

The bounteous beauty of life, an inner longing to

Preserve the petal, to immortalise those steady wave patterns

Snaking along Ballyholme’s silent shoreline


The touch of her hair on a frosty January morning

All soft and colder and fluid and flowing




I SO want to preserve our love

That tipsy singing Starling and I

In music, on canvas, in words


Ready to enthrall those who are still to come with

Tales of long late nights

Mornings greeted with laughter


Evenings filled with revealed deep emotional truths

Alongside many tears


We are becoming become closer

Glued together by means of truth


To pull life’s luminescent innards out through it’s ever pleading mouth

And chew then spit those divine entrails up onto the heavens, with a brush


Seeking to outshine the bright shining stars

To outgrow the viridian, unfurling forests


I sit down at the piano

Children still screaming

And focus inwards


What gift can I give to her today?



for Starling 😉


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