Haiku: Slippers

Keeping warm and safe
I could carpet the whole earth –
I will suit myself

Copyright Francis 2022

‘Distant Land’

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The blank page
has the coldest stare,
no words can describe
this darkness inside,
yearning for amnesia.
Happiness, the distant land
where other people live;
I’m no denizen there,
my passport withdrawn
when you rejected me —
subjecting me —
to the pain of my self

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

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