The Present Tense

The Present Tense

The Present Tense

The present tense

 

That drawn line

A thin edge for beauty

Dripping visions of desire

 

That opportunistic slant

Of a well-worn hope

Encouraging. Persistent

 

Like roses at the garden gate

Bluebells in sylvan woods

Ambrosia in spoken words

 

Ingredients of determination

Coat-hangers in new clothes

For stepping out

 

All these anchor points

More or less make sense

In quiet moments