Concrete Solidity

I‘ve ambled these streets alone
walked them in foreign company
perambulated them with child
crossed roads farther to mother
I know them as my partner
but I’m their insignificant other

They lead me to where I’m going
yet lose me at every turn
as I traipse down trodden alleys
walk paths of no return
just dead ends that lack validity
no give in their concrete solidity

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Hostile Words

Hostile words
bullets
fired out in rounds
wounding as they sink in
tearing through contentious bone
and thick skin
blowing holes
in deceptive outward appearances

* inspired by Ole Martin Lund Bø’s installation “Deceptive Outward Appearances”, 2008