Sunday, 16 June 2013

Coming to Terms

Everyone will tell you - 
"They never listen,
they're all the same."
Mine wasn't,
until now....
but maybe I'm the same, 
maybe I don't listen,
and maybe that's why,
he takes solace
in escape,
like me. If he can't 
escape into me
then he will choose
football, or games,
or someone else?
Couldn't blame him 
with my track record. 
But we coast on,
skirt around,
pretend, and shrug off.

©Mary Parker

Nestling

Bury the pain,
bed it down deep,
nestle it deep in the feathers 
and cover - let it sleep
ruffled and warm,
soft and dark, safe from you
but just in reach.

  ©Mary Parker