It starts
Like bad indigestion
Churning knots inside my gut
Burning my heart

It spreads
Like a creeping cancer
Eating away at my sanity
Crippling my love

It crescendos
Like an exploding storm
Unleashing thunderbolts of anger
Flooding with resentment

It fades
Like a spent firework
Spitting sparks of sadness
Smoking with regrets

Wayne Visser © 2017


Icarus: Favourite Love Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together love poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology traces love’s agony (“Broken Dreams”) and ecstasy (“Galaxies Cart-Wheeling”), from first blush (“Almost Strangers”) to full bloom (“Say ‘I Do!’”), as we fly to love. You’ve given me the gift of golden wings / The endless sphere of blue imaginings / The chance to rise above the silver clouds / The will to cast off untold ghostly shrouds / Don’t fly too high / Don’t rise too fast / Don’t tease the sky / Don’t taunt the past / You’ve given me the hope of warmer days / The blessed kiss of the sun’s fiery rays. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.