The Immortal River

River you flow on
Endless and strong.
River with your crown of reeds
Tough and tender in the wind
Slanting like the arrows of a hunter
Bent towards where the open mouth
Swallows the sea.

Words of Prey

Words of prey hunt
smaller words
and simple marks
like full stops, commas
and even the occasional
hyphen, if they happen
to catch one making a dash
for cover.

The Blind Man

Eyes of coral blossom
as grey as the silent moon,
dotted with tendrilled ether
that streaks his vision apart.


wrecked submarine
sub-aqua pirate
prehistoric ghost
animated by salt ocean