Photograph to illustrate poem, 'Splinters'

St Bartholomews Church, Smithfields, London.



I would do something today

Like explode a myth

Or put air around a tired thought

And smile from ear to ear

In a public space


Oh yes, I would

And be generally, emphatically, me

This denizen, this soul

A growing remembrance

Of a life more or less explored


I would

And be less confused

More playful

More generous

Just once



This blank page is like a day

Full of atoms that may break

Ignite or fall away

Knock on wood.

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