P. J. Radford

Rookie (Isle of Wight)

P. J. Radford Poems

1. Crew Change 10/24/2011
2. For Kuwait And Think Some More 10/24/2011
3. Before You Start 11/23/2011
4. Bus Queue 11/22/2011
5. A Wait In Kuala Lumpur 11/17/2011
Best Poem of P. J. Radford

A Wait In Kuala Lumpur

Sprawled on my bed in my KL cell
I search through my head to note
this heaviness in the dark.
Some sounds of life beyond the whirring of my
ceiling fan, this fan that like a mother does
comfort me, like a lover does caress my skin
with its soft touch, like an old friend serves
so nicely to take the cutting edge off the
silence, but not overmuch.
just a touch.
as such.
And if I walked outside the stars
would hold some familiarity for me.
And if I talked beside the stairs
with the Chinese boy I may see my humanity more plainly.
But no. I lay ...

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