‘Fall Away’ (a Poem)

Step back Into dreams That have fallen away. Those hopes that held your heart Are calling again: Louder now, A piercing note that cuts through the din.

‘When You Return’ (a Poem)

Remember leaves underfoot: How they crackled and slid Above displaced earth During the autumn of innocence. Remember the warmth of laughter: How it felt to rise to your feet In a much-loved café To embrace an old friend. Remember the wisdom in your elders’ eyes: How their love lifted you In every greeting exchanged, Every…