Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Falling in the Blue Sea

Pushed by the
current and the waves
into the wild sea.

With no respect;
everyone else
on dry land
to the rocks.

And what I see is
fish swimming and
sharks eating them
like nothing.

By: Leah-Lyd Raubenheimer

Monday, 22 October 2018

Night at Sea

Set to sea
on a thought
last night

and for the while
could perceive
moon-kissed pebbles
and flirtatious fish

The sea lapping serene 
and the depth stood to reason

Thought of us love
and how and why
I loved you

Cast my net
over a tangent

and the weather turned
water churned
and blackened
Fins of predators

knifed through
erratic crests and spray

Thought of us love
and how and why
you loved me

Sunday, 14 October 2018


Let me row to sea my love,
then behind closed eyes
and unrequited sighs,

let me ratify this truce to come
and stitch winter to my skin.

Let me relent to the tide my love,
and when I’m distant
and my touch seems dead,

let me breath in salt from darker waves
and stitch winter to my skin.

Night Animals

My phone was dead
I didn’t have any ideas
in my head

The stars were not bright
I was as lost as can be

But the night animals led me home
I’ll never forget that night

By: Leah-Lyd Raubenheimer 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Spinoza watches stars die

I watch:

grainy footage
of two boys orbiting
each other
in some Luton mall

slashing stabbing slowing
red stars splash
on faux marble

into an officer’s
reacting arms
to fade out or come close

I think:

we stepped out of a supernova
your blood is his blood is my blood


Tuesday, 11 September 2018


Pry words
like stubborn
mussels off my tongue

It’s been this way
from before I
can remember

You see me
seek anchor
wispy plastic bag
in the swell

Wander my way
you lonely island

Monday, 3 September 2018

Sugar on Lemon

You can still just 
about pinch at summer
if you’re nimble
and are able
to sprinkle imagination
sugar on lemon
sun on cold steps

You can still just
about scratch out affection
if you’re sanguine
and are able
to see beyond lost time
sugar on lemon
white wine on ice