Indifferent days

"Indifferent days" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: The long curve of the day Sweeps and folds Into the next Cool and unconcerned About marking the midnight hour Or porting any placebic euphemism About clean slates Her ruffle-draped hems Drag loose ends Indifferent to completion Advertisements

Why we resist

"Why we resist" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Trying something new isn’t easy After fast-forwarding through the unknown It requires sacrifice Taking a bit of what you know Some of the old comfort And trading it forward For a minutely-shifted version of yourself Just different enough to be unfamiliar Needing that extra ounce of effort To bring the mirror-image back into focus […]

Go gently

"Go gently" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Bold heart, go gently Though you beat with resolve Walk peaceful Even with the war Of flesh and spirit on your back Deal softly With the hardened and the seeking alike They may be the same

Light, the step

"Light, the step" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I will not be fettered or pulled By chains measured in minutes Or by the maddening urgency From waiting for a single drop Forming into fullness I step undaunted Into the gales of time Walking lightly

Purpose

"Purpose" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: There is something about life The very living of it Turns a crank In the motor of the Universe So that our purpose Our value Is infinite, greater Than what we can dream to understand

A simple answer

"A simple answer" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: What you’re asking me to do Is not impossible It’s simply not in my power To erase the marks Of an indelible heart

Still

"Still" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: There is healing In holding still Slowing the churn And drowning the restless need to create answers In the depths of solitude

Heart in flight

"Heart in flight" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Shooting beyond the shadows Of what might have been There’s unfinished business In these hollow-caged bones And I get lost in the forests of fine time Passing impatiently A heart taking flight With dust on my shoes Closing the distance Stepping slow In growing devotion Waiting, waiting To come home

Soaked

"Soaked" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: It’s the kind of day That seeps both ways   A softness in the atmosphere Soaking the skin Into awareness Of what was once warm Smudging the lines Between heavy limbs And cloudy breath Vaporously conscientious Of blurring outward Exhausting each exhale

Quiet places

"Quiet places" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: The quiet places of the mind Are hardest to find In plain sight Obscured