25 October 2016

in the happy ever after


way back when

in the happy ever after

when we all got by

solely on the never never

not just now and then

but now, then and forever


they said times were changing

in the form of promissory notes

and lines of velvet prose

we two had secrets to treasure

but nowhere to hide them


when you were a jewel

in another man’s crown

I was a joker short of a full deck

standing sentinel on empty corners

where the cruel winter winds

knew me for a friend



  1. Woe! You aren't suggesting!
    What a twist

    1. I think you may be the first to see it Martin - thank you for your comment