Archive for Brooke Shaden

with you…

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by Mj Rains

bails out

with you…

i will fly

image: Brooke Shaden

Lispy bails out…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2015 by Mj Rains


shaden photo

Here in the open cockpit
faceful of breeze
I sniff the winds of change.

Wooden wing struts and guy wires
lend a tentative support. You
look so brave out there, wind
whipped white frock and Florence
Nightingale cape.

Below, the dizzy patchwork map. I
can still hear your courageous last words,
a soft mixture of lisp and postnasal drip

as you step into the nearest available space,
a cloudbank of high hopes
one hand clutching your little nursebag
and the other the ripcord.

~ David Barker

image: Brooke Shaden

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