It’ll Need Stitches

I can clean it with antiseptic

He said

And cover it with a plaster

It won’t make any difference

She said

It’s still a fucking disaster


Bleeding

It feels
like I’ve
been
robbed,
she said,

Of the
only
love
in my
life

This
pain
just
runs
so deep,
she sobbed,

As it
cuts
through me
like a
knife

(Originally Posted 05.12.2019)

Unlearning

Why do you still deny yourself

He said

You more than deserve some happiness

It’s like I’ll never be free

She said

From the memory of all the nastiness


Forbidden Love

Come
a little
closer,

He
said,

I want
to see
your
face.

Just
you
stay
away,

She
said,

I daren’t
risk
another
embrace.

(Originally Posted 03.12.2019)

D Minus

I’m going to have to leave

He said

But please know I tried my best

It’s no problem to me at all

She said

As you’d already failed the test


High Maintenance

I’m not looking for just anyone

For not just anyone will do

It’ll take someone superhuman

To survive what I’ll put them through

(Originally Posted 17.11.2020)

Hot And Bothered

I reckon I could melt it

He said

Just by using my hands for warmth

I’m pretty sure at this point

She said

You’d need at least a fucking blowtorch


The Ice Queen

One
touch

Is
not
enough

I’ll
need
much
more

For
my
heart
to
thaw

(Originally Posted 27.10.2019)

Out In The Open

There,
she said,
I’ve
told my
truth

There
isn’t
any
more

Well
I am
glad
you
stayed,
he said,

As
that
wasn’t
boring
at all


Telling Tales

Why don’t
you stay
here
a while,
he said,
and have
a cup
of tea

But
I don’t
understand,
she said,
why would
you want
to talk
to me?

You’ve
got a tale
to tell,
he said,
and I
would
like to
hear
more

Well
you’ll
be sad
to find,
she said,
that I’m
just a
crashing
bore

(Originally Posted 04.09.2019)

From Each Perspective

I was just trying

He said

To force your hand

I never wanted to leave

I didn’t want to lose face

She said

Or wear my heart

On my sleeve

We just wish

They said

You’d told us the truth

Instead of making us believe

That you wanted to be with us

They said

When all that time

We were being decieved


Concequences

You said
you wanted
to leave

And I
didn’t ask
you to stay

So now
we lie to
someone else

And that’s
the price
we pay

(Originally Posted 23.08.2019)

‘Trouble Loves Me’

It would’ve saved a lot of time

She said

Had I walked away long ago

Oh please don’t kid yourself

She said

You’d still have lived a life of woe


‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’

If
someone
told me
then

How all
this
would
end

I’d pack
a bag
and run
away

And not
even
bother
to pretend

(Originally Posted 22.09.2020)

Because You’re Worth It

You’ll be here all day

She said

There really isn’t much to find

Well I will never stop looking

He said

Until the end of time


Digging For Gold

Kindness
lives
within
you

He
said

Of
that
I am
the
judge

Then
by all
means
try to
find it

She
said

Beneath
the
fucking
sludge

(Originally Posted 18.09.2020)

Pulled In Different Directions – None Of Them Mine

I can’t help you anymore

He said

My mind is too conflicted

I completely understand

She said

This day I predicted


All My Fault

If there was
another way
of dealing
with this shit

I wish
now that
I could’ve
chosen it

Then I
wouldn’t have
relied so
much on you

And your
heart wouldn’t
also be torn
in two

(Originally Posted 18.09.2019)

Drowning It Out

Do you think

He said

That you drink too much

Trust me

She said

It’s nowhere near enough


The Trouble With Juniper

Nobody
knows
the
trouble
I’ve seen

The loves
and the
losses and
everything
in-between

On one
too many
gin bottles
I have
relied

To keep
all of my
secrets
hidden
inside

(Originally Posted 18.09.2019)

Losing That Loving Feeling

Are you sure that you’re done

She said

You’re not even up for a fling?

I am absolutely sure

He said

I’m no longer ‘up’ for anything


A Solo Affair

I’m fine
by myself
without
all of
that

Just me
here
alone
in my
own flat

I don’t
need to
feel anyone
else’s
touch

As frankly
I never
really
liked it
much

(Originally Posted 16.09.2019)

Wasted Potential

You’re actually quite romantic

He said

When you put your mind to it

But therein lies the problem

She said

I just can’t be arsed to persue it


When Lightning Strikes

It’s like
we’ve been
connected
forever,
he said,
but it’s only
been a minute

However long
it’s been,
she said,
I can’t
remember
life without
you in it

(Originally Posted 12.09.2019)

Delaying The Inevitable

No more for me

He said

That was the wife on the phone

I think that I’ll stay out

She said

As there’s no one for me at home


Temptress

We
really
shouldn’t
do this

She
said

If it’s
something
you’ll
regret

I won’t
know
until
we’re
done

He
said

And I
haven’t
started
yet

(Originally Posted 06.09.2020)

Bien Sûr

Well you certainly seem happier

He said

This is the busiest I think you’ve been

I’ve always done my best work

She said

When fuelled by carbs and caffeine


Auberge de Lanouaille

You
should
use
this
time
to
think

He
said

About
what
it is
you
want

Only
if you
bring
me
coffee

She
said

And
a hot
buttered
croissant

(Originally Posted 05.09.2020)

Better This Way

I’m glad that you agree

She said

It’s most definitely for the best

They’d never forgive us anyway

He said

If we ever confessed


In Another Life, Perhaps

What
happened
the other
night

She
said

Must
never
happen
again

It
pains me
so much
to say it

He
said

But
we’re
better off
as friends

(Originally Posted 03.09.2020)

*Grabs Coat*

Why don’t you come over

He said

It’s just me and a group of my friends

That’s very kind of you to offer

She said

I get so lonely at weekends


I’d Only Stand in the Kitchen Anyway…

For the third night in a row there are people having a party, somewhere, along my street.

I can hear them talking and laughing in their garden.

I can smell their cigarette smoke through my open window.

I can hear the rattle of beer bottles as they are thrown into the recycle bin.

Music blares away until the early hours.

I’m so jealous sitting here, miserable and alone, night after night.

I mean, I can be fun too you know.

Well, kind of.

(Originally Posted 28.08.2019)

Together In Time

And so they sat,

Together in time,

Talking until dawn.

Not just did they speak,

Of their lives past,

But also of those to come.


Past Lives

I think I remember you,
she said,
I think we’ve met before.

Perhaps it was when I was young,
she said,
and before my heart was sore.

I don’t remember meeting,
he said,
although I really can’t be sure.

Why don’t you sit down now,
he said,
and talk to me some more.

(Originally Posted 24.08.2019)

Habit Of A Lifetime

Just stop this negative talk

He said

I won’t hear any more of it

But those seeds have been sown

She said

Ever since I was a kid


Sham(e)

I got
bored of
this shit
a long
time ago

These
endless
tales of
sadness
and woe

Now with
eyes that
burn from
the tears
that flow

I loathe
myself
more than
you’ll
ever know

(Originally Posted 23.08.2019)

Master Of None

I wouldn’t worry too much

He said

Not everything can be a hit

I’m still amazed that anything I write

She said

Doesn’t always turn out this shit


Old Hat

You’ve
been
on my
mind
today

More
than
any
other
time

If only
it had
inspired
something
epic

Rather
than this
fucking
awful
rhyme

(Originally Posted 21.08.2020)

Marry Me

Do you know what, fuck this shit

She said

I’ve had enough of being polite

I really think you’re it

She said

And not just for tonight


Unsaid

Wouldn’t
it save
all
this
fuss
and
bother

If we
were
just
honest
with
each
other?

(Originally Posted 20.08.2020)

A Common Law Wife

For someone who never married

He said

You write about it often enough

Perhaps I was wrong all those years

She said

His proposals to rebuff


The Disengagement Party

I saw you looking

Over dinner

Your smile discreet

Hers a winner

I realised there

Was something more

When she sashayed

To the dance floor

I knew it then

In revelatory style

It was obvious we’d never

Walk down the ailse

(Originally Posted 17.08.2020)

Aye, Right

Perhaps I could find a story

He said

That proves all the stars align

I fear that for that one

She said

I’d wait a long fucking time


Story Books

Read
to me
some
more

She
said

I
swoon
to the
sound
of your
voice

Tell
me
what
you
want
to
hear

He
said

You
know
it’s
always
your
choice

(Originally Posted 12.08.2020)

Better Off Alone

Why don’t you come over

He said

And spend time with me today

Because I’m better off alone

She said

I’ve learned that the hard way


Power

I’ve walked
along
this road
before

Feeling
lonely
and
insecure

At least
this time
I know
for sure

You
cannot
hurt me
anymore

(Originally Posted 11.08.2019)

‘Help Is On The Way, Dear’

Tea

She said

Is that it?

Don’t you have anything stronger

I’ll have a look in the back

He said

But it might take a little longer


Stiff Upper Lip

I
feel
so
sad

She
said

Can
you
help
me?

I’ll
certainly
try

He
said

Here’s
some
tea

(Originally Posted 09.08.2020)

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