how the wind may seem to bend a flower to the lake

twin vectors of self
diverge yet peep inside
to track each other’s paths
almost like lovers’ glances
unable to depart
sparks arise
trajectories collapse
they reunite
escape prevented
tied in a knot
of binary velocity

A.H (ironically just one set of initials, 18th October 2021)

girlhood, closet

like a criminal
having to hide all traces
clues that you’re just you

knot iii

so often i make
light difficult to follow
shelters, diversions
choices hidden, forgotten,

yet light remains to follow

am i really tied at all

A. H / K. H-H (1 November 2018)

knot ii (a)

yearning a blurred girliness
indistinct unknown
beyond reach
found skipping by bullies, teased
disciplined to silence
a whisper at sea
lost on the wind
world blown skin
dullard of gentleness
locked deep within
sealed to begin

A. H. / K. H-H (12 June 2018)
(more poetic maybe)

knot ii

wholly girl
I could not risk showing it at all

seems lack of balance
some confusion
not where I began

A. H / K. H-H (12 June 2018)

knot i

in need of closeness
i must stay at a distance
too much is spinning

A. H / K. H-H

lacking a garden

lacking a garden
they cast out anything else
from their allotment

(c) A. H / K. H-H (20 May 2018)