The Velvet Darkness

velvet darkness

A velvet darkness

swallows me whole

squashing my air out

taking it’s toll

and all I want

is to breathe again

to run and laugh

with no restraints

The lost and forgotten

never truly gone

hanging on to your spirit

in some shape or form

But the velvet sleep

has a warming charm

as the comfort of death

it means you no harm

Succumb as you must

to it’s deathly grip

For you are the captain

and must go down with your ship
© Kait King, 2015

The standing joke

Standing joke

It’s the joker they see

But

they’re laughing at me

It won’t show

where it really hurts

on the inside

So you’re the

stand-up comic

But

the joke’s on me

It won’t make

any difference

‘cos what you say

is what they see

But

when the bell rings

and your playtime

is over

who will care

and help you mend?

And when I

need a friend

to stick

to the end

the last person

I’d look for

is you

© Kait King, 2015

Compare and Despair

Compare and despair

It’s your speciality

how you play with me

with mind in motion

and bodies in ecstasy

Charged

Divine

your laugh trapped in time

Secretly you practice

your lines

A mirror glance

poison flows

those eyes watch with compare

assessing what you haven’t got

collapsing with despair
© Kait King, 2015