More small stones

14 Jan

8th – Exhaustion of a 3 year old

Instead of sitting large

the eyes narrow, until

they are as thin as the sun

before it dips behind the world

9th – Realisation

My mind widens, then saddens

at the gap between

what I should do, and what I want.

10th – Anticipation

A tight jaw and a hard heart-beat.

Sunday evening before

Monday doom.

11th – Hands

The flap of skin between thumb and index

stretches and holds the same creases

as dragon hide.  White, pink and blue shadow,

no iridescence.

12 – Tantrum

A tiny fury of muddy rolling.

Tears, red cheeks and a constant mantra “NO”.

Behind my eyes

weary water wants to rise.

13 – Inside

There is a mess

below the heart

(above the stomach).

Black rubber and wire.

It’s spoor is tears.

14th – Annoyance

An irritation spreads

’till all the nerves

and each muscle fiber tenses

to the repetitive, high-pitched strain,

of an actively angry brain.

7 Responses to “More small stones”

  1. Cheryl January 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I love all these poems, you sure can write good poetry, i’ll have to bookmark this site.

  2. Jingle January 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm #


    come to poets rally if you wish…
    Happy Friday!

    • alumpinthethroat January 15, 2011 at 9:32 am #

      Thank you both Cheryl and Jingle. It’s really lovely to read these comments. And I’ll certainly pop by poets rally and take a look.

      • Beth January 15, 2011 at 10:13 am #

        I’ve just found you and these are all wonderful Mairi.

      • Titus January 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

        Cool, and good! I’m doing it too, albeit less poetically than you.
        Happy New Year too, and oh, that Sunday night feeling…

  3. alumpinthethroat January 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Thank you everybody,

    I must say I am a little surprised to get so many nice comments- but a very nice surprise it is too.

  4. schmutzie January 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    This weblog is being featured on Five Star Friday –

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