Leigh Faulkner

Building a better world, one learner at a time…

Ghazal iii

Daughter, philosophy is a word
your absence has more substance than all the mythologies

it’s in us to look for simplicity in complexity
it’s in us to speak the simple in complex ways

this city boils with lives
is that not plain enough

I make another cup of peppermint tea
pace my rooms in search of another couplet

yes, l think Van Gogh would have painted your flower garden
but I'm not sure where he’d have placed you