sglèat / slate

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In another time & place       

when i was someone else — i          

held you. saw you for the 

last time. final journey.   

gazing out towards   

home, i watched you  

fly — across the tidal ice.

soul carried 

high. sky slate    

grey, as the ice packed 

North Sea,

roared tumbling.

pain echoing thunder.

crack. the tearing 

of my soul & all the half stitched

seams holding us together.

i stood inside days. waiting. lost 

inside the storm.

staring out. standing tied.

shore-bound, screaming

at the raw edged wound of nature. 

hoping to be swallowed up,

as hearts opened & merged 

with the fossils of stones.

one moment out of time & step,

the glance away — the cruelest blow. 

my hell brain mind replaying 

last words back

to me. unsettled, mingling with the

Sea. as day rolled in & out. pain

washing over. tears flooding,

drowning me,mixing with the salt. eroding

my reflection. the me i had become,

your eyes, staring back 

from the deep, in 

hollowed scooped

out silence. 

©Copyright Karen Bain 2017.All Rights Reserved.

Co-chothrom / Balance

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I remember him..

small years

specks of dust in immortality

a lifetime in oblivion..

Strong gaze

clear thinking

direct-ly soft at the core

patiently towering

lost in the wilderness

trying to collect and hold

Hold on..

to you

to me

to himself..

Discover who he was

between the blows

the bitter stench of alcohols

uncaring love struck Kiss..

Tender-sweet to the taste

in our hidden moments..

Poetically lyrical in thought

out of step with time

we fitted into each other

through each other..

Without I drift on the current

trying to find some balance..

Tidal waves inside surging into

darkest midnight

adrift in howling storms

Lost inside the darkness within

the waves

searching for the light

that in that moment past

shone only once forever

inside deepest pools

of loves

midnight blue..

lost to oblivion

Reflecting on into the Darkness…

©Karen Bain 2016.All Rights Reserved.