Times To Quit Or Miss

Let me remain if only
in the laugh lines on your face

Let me go when
I bring moisture to your eyes

Let me exist if only
in a memory of the rain

Let me leave when
my name brings no smiles

Let me stay if only
in the scars that burn your lips

Let me make my way when

you need to walk a different path.

Little Ginge x

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Respect

Regality receives this in spades
Even without the hard work, yet
Sirs and madams are but a few for the rest of us, however
Please and thankyou’s are a more common currency, and for
Ever trying to reach the magical conundrum for teachers and the like
Can be a testing and seemingly impossible thing to do, but

Trust me, it can be done.

Little Ginge x

Last Lover

We danced until three
The last you saw of me
Didn’t know that my life was planned
Marked out by a steady hand

A tacograph for the ages
Of a love that filled the pages
Marking the highs and lows
Joys and cruel blows

Glass of gin in one
Beau on the other arm
My mother wouldn’t succumb
She saw straight through his charm

Pity I could not
Ignored all her words
Important dates weren’t all he forgot
His manners became the curse

Two kids and a divorce
He moved on far too quickly
And my bitterness only got worse
His smoothness verging on sickly

I met you in the twilight
The waning years of our lives
Far too soon we said goodnight
And still our love survives

I still wonder about fate
And the horrible way it tries
To teach us a lesson far too late
That truths are often disguised as lies.

Little Ginge x

All Manner Of Angry Things

The baring of my teeth
in a human and polite way
goes unnoticed
for those with no grasp of subtext

The flailing of my confusion
is masked as a clumsy accident
The waft of papers
settling my nerves

My rising panic lies in
the raising of my eyebrows
Gone and unspotted
if you were looking another way

Despite evolution
Animals get their points across
more effectively than me
I know they’re angry

When their teeth wrap
neatly around my wrist
Not when they walk away

after wishing me a nice day.

Little Ginge x