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 […]Read more "Hirta"
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 […]Read more "An Imaginary Ending"
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 […]Read more "Loose Ends"
You lie against me like the ocean on the seabed. Creatures swim between us out for blood, but as I hold your head I realise they need us more than we need them. – © Sam Hunt, 2018Read more "An Imaginary Embrace"
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, 2017Read more "Recorded Delivery"
I’d love a failure. I’d covet the collapse of romantic endeavour, such is my desperation. I envy the freshly broken. Their pain is that of recent loss, while I lay like a stone suffocating in moss. They’re in between jobs while I languish on the dole. My heart is a downward spiral. My life is […]Read more "Love Lifeless"
Men have moved to cities where I’ve wanted to live – cities I can’t afford, cities I’m not good enough for – only to complain that the trains are late and that somehow they’re bored. The life I want is in their hands, and yet their gratitude is low in demand. I can’t presume […]Read more "Polite Requests"