Siren Whispers

Siren Song


Leave a comment

Inscrutable

IMG_0361

Have you ever lost yourself in velvet dreams?

Those that blanket the small
hours of the night, cocooned
in everything the mind shutters
while awake.
Dreams
inscrutable in the light of day,
message unread,
a fragment of memory
we ache
to retain …

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

©2019 Christine Kelly All Rights Reserved

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

 


Leave a comment

Independence Day

IMG_0368

She wore red
for Independence Day,
first dates
and freedom attained …

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

©2020 Christine Kelly All Rights Reserved

Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash

 


1 Comment

Unturned stones

ewa-stepkowska-BtHvSO18jyA-unsplash

‘This window needs cleaning,’ I think to myself.

Silent Saturday morning unfolds
before me.
Autumn makes her presence known,
a haphazard scatter, gold
leaves upon verdant lawn …

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

©2020 Christine Kelly All Rights Reserved

Photo by Ewa Stepkowska on Unsplash

 


2 Comments

Debriefing

dariusz-sankowski-3OiYMgDKJ6k-unsplash

She finds herself back
in the game,
equal parts novice
and Mata Hari;
dating, a chess match …

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

©2019 Christine Kelly All Rights Reserved.

Photo by Dariusz Sankowski on Unsplash

 


1 Comment

Persistence of Ivy

Isn’t it romantic –
the way it climbs and curls
uncaring whether welcomed,
undeterred by the inhospitable
brick and mortar of our lives.
It enchants us,
vivid, lush with promise;
curves holding light and shadow .
..


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

© 2020 Christine Kelly All Rights Reserved.

Photograph: my own

Little Sparrow

2 Comments

The thought
perches upon my shoulder,
like a sparrow,
quietly undemanding,
yet claiming my attention.

It’s softness and patience
unmoors me,
as time races
past the point I felt certain I’d reach,
the person I’d become …


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

© 2020 Christine Kelly All Rights Reserved

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash


2 Comments

A breath, taken

img_9883

Let me
breathe
this once
without thinking, no tears
falling from scrunched up eyes
or lips salty with memory and regret,
the waves having crested …


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

© 2020 Christine Kelly All Rights Reserved

Photograph: my own

 


2 Comments

Un coeur un hiver

C5351212-2997-49CB-A6AD-C5487FDD2262

We leave our hearts in the snow,
no last goodbyes left
to melt the ice clinging to the edges.
I wonder if is it possible to lose it all —
heart, mind, soul,
in a single breath —
the one you took with that kiss 

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

©Christine Kelly 2020

Photograph: my own

 


2 Comments

Eodem

IMG_9834

We breathe in waves,
inhale
exhale;
the ebb and flow
of all we say,
fluid as water.
But what lies hidden
in unspoken thoughts —

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

Find the complete version here.

:

©Christine Kelly 2020

Photograph: my own


3 Comments

Reverie

IMG_5160

Morning glimpsed
behind a curtain
shaft of light
dancing
upon a headboard
dust motes
alighting
a stillness disturbed
fingers slowly
moving over warm skin
mine for yours
awakening
to thoughts, desire
curling around me
and 
within, a band
tightening
every revolution
intensifying
every stroke
a lover’s wish
shattering restraint in a rush of sound
a bitten lip
the lingering mark
of your possession

:

Copyright ©SirenSong1208

All rights reserved

Photograph taken by SirenSong1208