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Friday, 12 October 2012

Empty Shell


Pockets full of water
A bunnet full of lead
Reaching for intangibles
Down garden paths I’m led

Soft voices of delirium
Scream silent in the night
Solitude of ghostly shroud
Provides my only light

A bucket load of secrets
A saucer full of air
Searching for insolubles
Find only hangmans’ lair

Dark recesses opened
Unleash demonic host
Poison thoughts released
Maim those that mean the most

A hatful of bitterness
A cupboard full of dreams
Potent combination
Smashes all to smithereens

© Fergus Martin
2012