3 March 2014

Almost

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Almost perfect

Just a shade of doubt

Nestled in cold corners

Between what people say

And whatever it is they mean

.

Almost Funny

Stumbling blindly

Across the bridge of broken words

A murder of ravens

Provide a mawkish serenade

.

Almost dark

Just a touch of night

Sheltering in the heart

Nothing that can be seen

From the outside looking in

.

Almost aligned

To the insane demands

Of inchoate gods

Locked out of the house

Defenceless in the cold

.

Almost resigned

To the power that rules his fate

To bear unbearable burdens

To fall and pick himself up

Only to fall gain

.

*painting ‘Eight Ravens’ by Sophy White.

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