This Bottle of Wine

In the park

the trees were greener

the sky was bluer

the birds were happier

and the dogs barked

and the cats meowed

much better

when we used to walk

together and talk Continue reading This Bottle of Wine

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Those Secret Feelings

never saying

hello.

never saying

goodbye.

not a word

spoken.

infatuation in vain.

secret feelings

never coming

to fruition.

the unattainable

are not available

nor ever will be.

so many

who are available

so willing to

take their place

in a world

where

‘nice’

is

never

sexy.

funny how

scarcity rules

so many

in their

yearnings

for love,

attention and

approval.

such

a

waste

of

living.

the loneliness

of falling

for

someone

who

will never

be

embraced

is

and will

always

be

the

legacy

of

youth.

I

remember

old

heartaches

well.

all those

‘old flames’

who

had

never

come to

pass.

no

more

in

number

than

fingers

on

a

single

hand.

My Cat and the Dove

I woke,

opened

my vertical

blinds

and looked out

and there was my dove.

it didn’t have its partner.

they haven’t been together

for some time now.

I believe

they do pair for life

once they have decided.

I wondered what had happened.

the other day I noticed Continue reading My Cat and the Dove