Okapi Thoughts




In the beginning when I first believed

I thought I saw a bandicoot give birth

Understood the truth of Job’s complaint 

Learned how to write the truth in stone

< – >

It was all strange to me, an Arabian dream

Hunting for a Jewish outfitters in London WI 

Measured for a mohair suit with tailor’s chalk

That dressed the bust on the tailor’s dummy

< – >

If we can separate the difference in time

Between a broken watch face & infinities line

Send crazy faces to a lover from a photo booth

Skip repeatedly to the part where we must choose

< – >

All of these fractions, moments lost to the frame

Both irony & madness prove no ones to blame

Half-cocked at the station, train leaves the platform   

The smile is still nervous, her cheeks all aglow

< – >

Increasingly it’s difficult, retracing first steps

The smile though ironic is none-the-less tense

Are you perched between success on an ash chair?

Waiting for moments where there is no care?

< – >

We all stand to pay homage at eternitys statue

Hoping to glimpse a minute of ‘no time at all’

Feeling the hours that glisten in a clear, night sky

As if we could unlock things & finally remember

< – >

As if we remembered where we put that missing key

Ran with the grey-wolf on his soft pads of snow

Listened to our mother’s voice who whispered from below

Grappled with the injured lion who knew which time to go



About edenbray

I've always enjoyed writing and thats all I want to do... .. . I’m not sure why I stopped writing, was it 9/11? .. . Eden Bray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions. The effluence of my short life .. . I'm a Writer and Artist - since 1966, now a Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . please join the shebang but more importantly please leave me a marker with a comment for my ego and my encouragement :- thanks, edenbray
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