Saturday, 26 November 2016

The incredible sadness of the faded girl



The incredible sadness of the faded girl
still tossing her hair, failing at catching
and running. Tricking herself
into small displays of youth
as she trusts, in his eyes, she is still 30 years ago.

Turning to smile, she sees
the side of his face and his mouth, open
to say something banal that reminds her she is grown
and the sparkles shine dimly in the bottom drawer.

Tossing the day she stumbles,
catches herself laughing,
feels again the stab of joy,
shining in her hands.

© Amanda J Harrington 2016


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Monday, 14 November 2016

Safe Passage



In the space outside the hull,
lithe creatures twist and snake
about the blackened shell.
They writhe and fight against themselves,
as if in ecstasy, despair, and smooth
one across another and another,
deep and full, wide, high;
in every direction they torment,
only still for the moment
it takes for them to move again.

Living depends
on them feeling no vibration,
feeling no noise or movement
from the small vessel
caught close between them.

If it moves slowly, drifts through their coils, they let it be.
Some days it can be hard not to scream and end it all.




© Amanda J Harrington 2016


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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Cold Caller



Tap tap tap,
the little raw hand at the door,
no skin, no meat,
no soft, willing flesh
to soften the sound
as it gently, incessantly
taps to come in.

And any gap at the door
will find fingers there,
scraping into the space,
pointed, sharpened ends
cutting the wood in their eagerness
to be in.

A click as the latch gives;
sudden and listening,
the tapping ends,
bald, skinless ears pricked
and the space is filled.

© Amanda J Harrington 2016


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