I’m Here

All the rocks have faded to sand. Bridges rot beneath the sea and haunt abandoned land. Lacklustre hopes of revival die at the hands of supply and demand, while chances of survival have been dealt a losing hand.   I fade away, isolated in the past, dying like an economy which can’t be built to last, reliant […]

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Hirta

I know every inch of this island and can’t stand the sight of it. I flinch at the hills and the tips of the trees as they rise from the valleys I visit each day. I stare at the storms at sea encircling me from the edge of the bay. The last of the settlers […]

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An Imaginary Ending

I may one day forget the way your hands felt, and might lose sight of the blue of your eyes. I’m wading through old age with a failing brain, a plight with frightening capabilities, but disease won’t debilitate the past, and this winding, derelict path remains alight in sections long since trodden with traces of your […]

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Loose Ends

If only the afterlife appealed to me, then maybe I’d convince myself that we’ll see each other again, that all I have to do is wait to die to look into your eyes again, but in my heart I sense the pain of growing old without you, of knowing that the next time we’ll meet […]

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Recorded Delivery

Dearest,   Fear is behind me and my mind is the clearest it’s been in years.   I’ve pushed past the precipice and I’m plummeting towards purgatory. I love you and I’m no longer scared of anything.   Take it as a compliment that I’m taking you to the grave. – © Sam Hunt, 2017

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