i took care of an injured boy

i heard moaning and whimpering
coming from 2 feet away
from me
so i decided to see where it was coming from
and, lying on the pavement
was a boy, curled up in a ball
hands round his head shielding his face like kicks are still being inflicted
but no feet are there
but i can see bruises

i kneel down by him on my knees
to have a better glimpse of this boy
who is scared, in pain, trying to catch his breath back
i ask if he is okay but every word hurts
when he tries to speak
and i tell him he doesn’t need to

i gently help him sit up
i gently kiss his face where it’s not hurt
making him smile and not flinch
as my lips touch his cheek
and they say it’s okay

i take him home with me
sitting him on my couch trying not to hurt him more than he already is
i get my first aid kit
open it and take out the things needed to start cleaning him up
plasters, antiseptic and bandages
i start to clean his bruises and bloody cuts
applying the bandages and plasters on after cleaning him up

i lay my blanket on him as he falls asleep
i don’t know his name
or what happened to him
but i’m taking care of an injured boy

september pt. 2

end of summer
start of autumn
hibernating woodland creatures
sleeping until spring
safe and warm in their dens because they need a place to hide.

air starts to turn colder
from the final throws of summer
mixed with heat from the sun
starting from june through to august
every 365 days a year
but weather can be a funny thing
cold
warm
boiling hot and freezing
tempremental and unpredictable
stormy and sunny

leaves falling from trees swaying in the wind
from the air
pushing it all away

time fades away

i keep seeing everything changing
like it’s disappearing
fading away
like a poem
unwritten without words
from a pen that has run dry and deprived of ink
and the paper is nothing
but a blank canvas

everything stops to change
as if a clock has no hands
and stops time from working
or a door that has been locked
or mourning someone’s passing
and i don’t like to mourn

time fades away
no matter what you do
it always stays