Archive for August, 2017

The un-baby

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2017 by ofherbsandaltars

You never existed

They told me you did

For 2 hours, maybe 3, you were there

I gave you a name

And then I pissed in a cardboard bowl

And they said no


No baby


I didn’t want you

But I do now

And your father is dead

He died a month ago

The grief overflows


I won’t say what I called you

That’s a secret between you and me

But everything changed in that ambulance

And now I want you

The grief is doubled

I can’t look at babies

I went shopping for baby clothes

I saw you in them

I see you so clearly

Your dark eyes, brown skin

I see you, but you’ll never be


I want you now

With him, with Jazz

Who’s gone forever


This is all nonsense

I just want you

In my arms

My wrinkly newborn un-baby

You would’ve been Jazz’s

A little pale brown thing,

Clutched against my chest, warm, wet,

His dark eyes, perhaps,

My narrow nose


I lost you both

I lost my last friend

And I lost his baby too


My un-baby

Who was never, ever there

But I feel you just the same

I feel you, a tiny person in my belly

A little piece of Jazz





I screamed until I lost my voice

In the middle of the night

I lost you both

And I’m overwhelmed

There’s nothing but pain

Everything is Weird

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2017 by ofherbsandaltars

You gotta wait half an hour for your dinner

I’m sorry, that’s just how it goes

You take a pill then wait for your dinner

I love you

You’re the best dog on Earth.


I’m concussed right now

I met a dog up the road and he wagged and licked at me

But he’s not my family right now.


I’m so spaced out,

I thought you were dead when I came in

You were so still

You’re nearly 16.


I love you, like you like tuna

My dude

The ambula men asked if you were called Dude,

Cause I kept calling you, like

‘Dude, shut up!’

You were barking at the ambulance lights.

Your name is Presley, Dogdog, Dude –

It doesn’t matter, you’re deaf anyway.


Under any name, I love you.


More than words.


The ambulance took me away,

You were scared like me

Everything was on TV


I had a seizure, or something.


I love you.


I love everything who reads this

I hear my name echoing in everything.


I’m not here.


I keep tlling them that everything is weird

I can’t type anhy,ore.