defeated by love
as you
patiently pick away
at my walls
and push me
past the
invisible barriers
to break free
and dare
to feel


is great
but it just
can’t compete

this keying
and writing
our words on screen

this seeing
and speaking
our faces on skype

to having
you close

this being
and touching
our hands held tight

this freeing
of loving
our hearts let loose

A Girl and a Buoy

A(nother) poetry duet by Blue Girl & Bruce Ruston
Bruce, of Brain Jar and Inkinetica fame, is in italics
Blue Girl, less than famous, is not in italics


I set aside my past
Attempt to grasp the future
It reaches back and pulls me on
To find the thing I’m searching for


the hurt and pain
anchor the feelings
unwillingly, as time goes
they will learn of flight
as forgiveness shines


The anchor weighs heavy
I must tear through the rope
Sawing through the fibres
The edges start to fray


Rise up as buoy
red and mirthful
promoting the safety
let all longing sink not
and tarry forth renewed
to the arms, of another kind


The last thread released
I am freed and I bob
Up to the surface and into the arms
Of the welcoming hope


Mood Swing

Am I strong?
What was I saying?
Fuck, yeah! I’m strong!

I escaped from the crumbling ruins before
And stepped out into the unknown
I grabbed my chance with both my hands
And strode out strong and alone

It may be cold, but the sun is shining
It may be dark, but there are glimmers of light
It may be hard, but there’s a new day dawning
It’s just round the corner, not far out of sight

Soon I will be back to
Flying, laughing, singing, dancing,
Spinning, soaring, loving, flinging
Arms around the world
And shouting ..

I am here and I am strong and I am wild and I am free
and I am ME!