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Guest poet

For the traveller


The map, my friend, a mishmash of lines and cracks
uncharted territory where rivers bleed onyx seas
dark corners where worms weave secrets over secrets
fishyflashy lights bide their time – the hundredth
and one footstep feels a crack under the murmur of stones –

There, there is a garden where apple trees shelter a woman
called Lilith – purple lame – ticking boa of weeds – dreaming
hopes crossed this time Eve wakes her with a kiss – that
this time there is honey and passion fruit and an open rock
the sun of benevolence that shines only on lovers

Take the blindfold from your eyes or leave it there
those lines are set by ghosts who stepped over them
danced  sang songs  laughed  as they fell





    This week…

     Kia ora, For the Traveller is a poem I’ve played around with for some years –  I don’t know that it’s finished yet – this is its latest incarnation. The blog this week?   Herstory on a Badge.

    Chap 31 of Once Bitten is there for you to to click on.  If you don’t want to read chapter by chapter or you can’t wait to see what happens, you can buy the whole book as an ebook, as well as its predecessor Too Many Cooks (soon to be published in print form).  You can also buy the recently launched  print copy of Your Life Your Story – details on the Books page – happy reading…


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