Itch

You asked me (straight)
to write a rhyme
about an itch I could not scratch.
I told you (straight)
I spent no time
writing of such things;
only feelings of love,
or hate.

Though inside my mind I have an itch
which signs its name as ‘dark’.
It tells me I stink (I scratch)
wrong things to think (I scratch)
leaves no visible mark as I scratch
and as I stretch and reach for it, it moves,
dangling love in my face
and laughs loudly at my fate.

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To sit surrounded

To sit surrounded
by organised words
which can softly fall
onto clean, snow-like
silent lands
or crash and cry
as seagulls in the sky,
to sit surrounded
is my way out
from all sad things
and from whatever
life
is all about.