At Millerton (once) – for Leicester Kyle.

Don’t get too attached to this way station.
It could be a cushion. It might be a cross.

You broke your back to get here and now
you want to stop? You think this is the top?

You think this is home, and friends, and dog
tail going thump thump thump? It’s not. It’s a trap.

Relax. The road is a flood where you, borne
up, are carried off your feet. Relax. Death

for you is sweet: the torrent is taking you way
out over the bar, to no return and who you are.

Tuesday Poem


About paparoa

Writer and researcher.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s