The sky at dusk, my camisole , love’s grace
Blending blue and mauve in skilled embrace
God the painter ,God the X unknown
Send us light to see where our our love goes
Drop by drop the spirit ebbs away
Now the sky is dark in stark blue-grey
In the mind the dreams rehearse and scheme
Take away the terror and the screams
Hold us in your Hand as we let go
Trust the Unknown,trust the inner flow
Who but you can show us what we need
As we crawl to bed in fraught unease?
Now the air is black I see a star
I feel the void yet love dwells even there
Hello,I’m the therapist ,what is wrong?
Hang on, let’s not jump the gun
Ah, a cliche!Well, carry on.What actually is wrong with you?
I don’t know if wrong is the right word
I reckoned you must be desperate to see a new client during Lockdown.I am doing you a favour.
Why did you phone?
Stamps are too expensive for me
Look, are you pulling my leg?
I didn’t know it was yours
Is being too literal a good thing?
Well the ” too” implies it is not
My, you seem very intelligent for an ordinary person
But obviously that is not enough
Finding myself a new partner
Is that why you are here?
No,I’m not that desperate.
That is insulting
But offering yourself is immoral,And you must imagine you are very good looking
You misunderstood me.I meant did you want to talk about it?
Well we are talking about it
Give me more facts.How many partners have you had so far?
Thirty seven I do believe
Well, why do you need help? You could help me
I don’t want to have had a prime number of partners.Forty is a number I like better
It is 2 cubed times 5
But the numbers don’t matter, it’s the people
I wish I’d stopped at 8.It was that five that made life so hard
People want love not to be part of some weird number theory
Can you prove that?
What counts as proof? Some people need more evidence than others
Now you have caught it……” counts”
Surely madness is not infectious
Has anyone got data on that ?
Only someone as daft as you would ask
Why call me daft?I think it’s rude
It’s kinder than crackers
I love crackers
But you can’t marry them
But you can marry someone who is crackers
Or has crackers?
Well where is this leading?
There’s only one place we can’t go to
The Mental Hospital.It’s been closed to the public in order to deal with the government
Good luck. Give them all largactil and teach them to crochet
I wonder why crochet is good for mad people?
It’s for the nurses actually.They need something to do with their hands
I’ve never been told that beforeWhat about the doctors?
They knit sweaters for sailors
On the NHS?
No, on circular knitting needles
Well, I really enjoyed meeting you.I love your eyes
Oh,I am going red!
It suits you.
Will you come again?
I’ll have to ask the Vicar
Don’t make it Oedipal
Speak English or die
My brother kindly set my hair on fire
He stole my food from off the plate or floor
So for a man I had repessed desire
He took me fishing in a pond close by
I loved him very much,indeed adored
My brother madly set my hair on fire
We went in disused brick kilns, we were spies.
Of his company I never tired
Yet for new men I feel not much desire
Now his time has come and soon he’ll die
I forgave him everything last year
His voice is weak, he thanked me and I cried
I did not plan forgiveness nor to lie
“God ” filled me with love , our lives restored
Yet for new brothers I feel some desire
Who left Daddy’s matchsticks near my boy?
He could not know he would destroy my hair
My brother hurt me, set my hair on fire
We choose to love until we both expire
God’s Revelation to Elijah
11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
The sky is yellow ochre tinged with grey
The sun is gone and we felt stark dismay
We can’t meet friends in person any more
Only shout as we stand by the door
I think the source of Covid is just cash
Money laundered less, the notes unwashed
The coins are black as coal in devil’s claws
Don’t leave the tip that kills , nor money gnaw
I used to suck a shilling while I worked
I tapped my fingers where it would not hurt
But now the sight of pounds makes me feel sick
Never use old notes nor lovers lick
Throw your money into a black hole
You may starve but this will save your soul