October 11, 2017 - Army of Ink Hanky Panky

Army of Ink Burn Baby Burn

The End … of hanky panky.

September 29, 2017 - Army of Ink Butterfly Tears

army of ink forever waiting

Butterfly Tears .

She imagined her tears as butterflies on strings, knowing that to truly transform the sad, she had to rise up on her own steam and snip them forever free.  Not that they went away forever.   Just so they could gently move and hover –  not spin and crush.

(Reposted from 2011.  Find her in Clunk & Jam book, 2019.)

September 9, 2017 - The Good Man


all the light we cannot see


The Good Man .

Where are all the good men, who see us.   Hear us.   Touch us with a gentle hand.  Tie our bow.  Kiss us dryly on the cheek.  And love us in our strength.

Where are all the good men, who mind us in our fragile state.  Cradle us as you would a broken bird.  Not to satisfy a need within themselves.  Nor to forever stroke our weakness.  But to strengthen the flight they wish for us to take.

Where are all the good men, who can accept without threat, all we invite and excite over.  Remain seated throughout the pleasure of each unbridled offering.  And protect the innocence of the gift.

Where are all the good men,  who safe keep precious pieces we discard.  Hear our strange and distant song.  Follow notes beyond the noise.  And return knowingly without taking.

Where are all the good men, who keep light and air in windows high.  Flowers on the stairs.  Who hold a mirror quietly to the side, so we can recognise the newness and the goodness in ourselves.  Comprehend the whole of who we are.  And fear no more the stage.

Where are all the good men, who wait well outside our hiding place.  Offer not hand but time.  A refuge where within we tend neglected hurts.   Slow to a halt from our exhaustive run.  And bring to life our dreams.

Where is the good man, so sure and steady in stride, he invites us into our own.  Where we unite in all our consciousness with the good man in ourselves.

Where we feel the fearlessness of taking our very first step.  And release ourselves from an endless edge.

(Reposted from 2016.  Written August, 2015.  Pictured:  Poem emerged from book read on Rottnest Island, 2015). )

(Clunk & Jam book 2019) 

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September 8, 2017 - Army of Ink Forever Waiting


army of ink forever waiting

Forever waiting.

Every time she thought she’d nearly got there, down came disappointment.    All this waiting and wanting was getting her nowhere.    So she decided to break the chains of waiting with a fierce determination to be a more grown up, independently mobile, self directed and time saving type.

(Reposted from 2011.  Find her in Clunk & Jam book, 2019.)

September 4, 2017 - Not impossible Gulliver




Sometimes things aren’t as hard as you think.  



gulliver 2


(Picture 2, from book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift, 1726.  Lithograph by Edward Bawd. )

(Clunk & Jam book.)

September 3, 2017 - Army of Ink Pretty Enough


army of ink pretty enough

Am I not pretty enough?

Ring-a-ring-a-Rosie found herself, yet again,  in another ‘plonk’.   So she wrote herself a small consoling note and tucked it into her not so frilly sock.  With this minor act of strange defiance, she farewelled the want for endless trouble free relationships and confirming admiration.  And although she didn’t know it yet, it would be her greatest step towards an ever after, not entirely based on happiness but of creating for herself a solid sense of place.   And one that suited her socially shy and solitary self.

(Reposted from 2011.  Find her in Clunk & Jam book.)