Poems by
Oreen

I Promise a Lullaby

a poem by Oreen

Someday,
someday I’ll tell you more

Of these tales from the yore
stirring myth with truth
in a base of tears

Tales that smell of grease,
muck, cheese,
tuberoses and prawn

Of long boring nights
that yield into dawn

Of palpable fear
and wishing for death

Of predictably backing out
when it stares you in the face…