Author Archives: Robert M Palmer

About Robert M Palmer

Word Crafting, Visual Memories, Audible Bites, Ringleader & Emptor.

It doesn’t matter anymore

There is time to change your mind After all the decisions and revisions The visits and the conversations The conversations and the visits But time says it doesn’t matter anymore. If perchance we should meet on the way What way … Continue reading

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Salt

There are pins in my head tacking Notes to my brain To remember what I forgot to mention. Some have coloured plastic heads So I know what temper the notes are Green for natural thoughts Orange for purple thoughts Blue … Continue reading

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Vestige

The path is straighter than before. I can predict how my footsteps will fall with accuracy, but I must shield my eyes from the light for it is too bright to see what is ahead. I can look back and … Continue reading

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Dear Charles

Dear Charles, May I intrude, that I might take a moment of your time?  I have a matter of much importance that I would most like to pursue. It causes great distress that I find need to discuss this situation; you … Continue reading

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in anticipation of you…

the phone rings.. run to answer heart pounding blood rushing.. cannot see but for the thought that the call might be you. when the door sounds a knock, soft and particular heart beats faster chest gets tight cannot breath ’til … Continue reading

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cardboard

                Today I am cardboard i’d rather be chocolate or raisin or orange just not cardboard. Today I am nails i’d rather be hammer (excuse my grammar) but I ain’t much if I’m … Continue reading

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If We Only Had a King

If we only had a King We could have a Queen We could have Princes and Princesses and Knights and a round table and Knaves and Pages and Jesters and Fools (God forbid we have enough of those now!), a … Continue reading

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Hardhat

  I think I need a hardhat One that keeps my brain, From the nagging pain Of inconsistent thoughts; from contrary plots that endlessly plunders life from my days. I know I need a hardhat To protect my head From … Continue reading

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In Paddocks Corners

There stands an old petrol pump dulled red in the sun rust spreading grass growing long days growing short, it stands like a expired sentinel outside the old clapboard house with the white picket fence at the crossroads, in Paddock … Continue reading

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Fine Line

there is a fine line drawn across the foundation of life. it places no limit on the pieces of your life that hang out for all to see; exposed, transposed by the air and the collective thoughts we share; but … Continue reading

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