attempt

attempt

Biographies

looking at the biographies
i understood that these
were just attempts
at lives whether loud
glorious made or mucked up,
in their having been
reaching that kind
of perfection a
finished piece has
and those who lived
behind these ‘lives’
of whom is writ
they have
moved
on
.

howick library
28 august 2014

Copyright © 2014 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from a recording by pianist Cristina Ariagno of ‘Première Pensée Rose Croix’ by Erik Satie.

walking the ridge

walking the ridge

Boards
walking the ridge
cloud to your right
glimpsed far between
the white splat
of weatherboard
those houses where
lives are lived but
you don’t see them
not allowed
never should
do you want to?
the sea out there
off the peninsula
worked in all those
colours of the
watercolour tray
those colours you
hardly ever used
that dried out
hard, the off-blues,
the off-greys, except,
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