Four Poems | Lynn White

Melting Away



She could still remember

the warm days of summer,

seaside holidays,

times without end.


Tick tock.

But now the warmth is too much

and time is melting away

in the sun.


Tick tock, tick tock

goes her memory

curling up

in the heat

and dying

like a beached whale

lying there

dried out

dried up.


Time has run out.

It became too agile

as she stiffened

it curved

and ran

tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

her memory is running down,

repeating itself

out of shape

growing ever more distant

and now it’s out of time

tick tock, tick tock

tick tock







They said

we were joined

at the hip,

born that way.

But they were wrong.

We were more deliberate

than that.


And all our lives

we reached out

for each other,

lent a hand

for support.

And now

we can’t separate,


not even if we wanted to,

not even when we’ve tried to.


We’d already become part of each other

when we made our final move


into the heavens





Reading The Signs


Give me a sign.


Let me know

if I’m welcome here

or if I should be anxious

and depart in haste.


Let me see

what lies


the masks.


Make it clear.




Time To Go


I drew up the blinds

and looked out

to where the daylight,

exposed all

before me.

I slid the bolt open

and unlocked the door.

I hesitated

but I knew

it was time,

time to leave this room

time to leave this place

time to leave the shadows


to put aside my doubts

put aside my veil

expose my face,

show myself

as I am

and leave my fears

behind me.


Photo by Jose Hernandez-Uribe on Unsplash


Bio: Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Gyroscope Review and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and




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