Frenzy’s Flash Feature #10

9 May


Welcome To Frenzy’s Flash Feature!

Your fortnightly Poetry/Photo Combo with Greg Mackie

Poet, dreamer, self-confessed idiot. Addicted to chocolate and crisps, he regrets having cancelled his last two dental appointments. Attempts to write stuff.

We hope you enjoy this  ‘Frenzy’s Flash Feature’ entry. Greg will be be back with another great combination on Thursday 23rd May 2013





by Greg Mackie


I usually hide

behind a collective noun,

and drift past –

one of a river 

of conveniently 

cynical commuters.


I flow downstream

onto the warm platform,


half-liquid –

and then I go home,

and watch tv

and drink espressos

and shout at my children

over ten grains of rice


in the dishwasher.


I know absolutely nothing

of her world,

except –

she spends her days

sitting on a bench 

that looks colder than my fridge,

and she looks weary,

and this evening,

as I glanced across 

and saw her eyes,

I almost tripped.


The energy required,

to ignore,

so completely

another human being,

whilst simultaneously clinging,

onto a pretension of goodness,

is more,

than I have in me.


9 Responses to “Frenzy’s Flash Feature #10”

  1. Nisha May 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Beautiful. Lovely imagery. 🙂

    • frenzyofflies May 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks Nisha, that really means a lot to me! 🙂

  2. soad88 May 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    wow Humorous yet deep I loved it!

    • frenzyofflies May 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      Thanks Soad! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂

  3. Folio and Ink May 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    What a tone of beautiful sadness. Lovely work.

    • frenzyofflies May 14, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Thank you so very much! I appreciate it 🙂

  4. Laura May 15, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    I had to leave this one to rest before I could think of something to write. The words still escape me. It’s beautiful, sad, lonely and lovely. And love the picture too. Will look forward to the next one!

    • frenzyofflies May 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

      Thanks so much, Laura, for your generous comments. Always appreciated 🙂 And I promise that the NEXT one will be just a little bit less sad… 😉

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