25 September 2012

Bloodlessly
















They are such simple feelings
yet they coalesce within – no
scheme is manifest, no plan
asserts itself or lets suggest
– beware there’s things afoot
you’ll need to guard against,
instead they crowd into that
nascent space you’ve left


You wake to voices latency in
babes who’ve proved you’re
easy prey; they’ve joined and
overthrew in bloodless coup
defences you exiled through
wanting it to be this way
© 28 August 2012, I. D. Carswell


for those special Grandchildren who
effortlessly win your heart & soul -