I have polluted

the hallowed universe

with a stifled burst

of toxic anger;

a fuming surge


and radiated.


Can it be absorbed

and gently dispersed,

for I am so small,

and the universe

so titanic,


and limitless?


Poem & Photo ©Mairi McLean 2016

Almost Remembered

I find it in the space between,

not seen with eyes

nor touched by hand,

this quiet command

almost remembered.


I find it in the face of love,

the grace concealed 

now shining through,

with all we knew

almost remembered. 


Poem & Photo ©Mairi McLean 2016


Let it go…



of stifled tears


The dam

has burst

with a cascade

of decayed emotions,



now purified.


Poem & Photo ©Mairi McLean 2016

A Pebble

So here I am…

my ragged edges

made smooth; softened

by life’s jagged touch,

like a pebble plunged

through the rocky flow,

knowing nothing

for sure…


though the water

is  pure.


Poem & Photo ©Mairi McLean 2016


When I judge you,

I judge myself;


a reflection

of me

in you!


For all the things

I abhor

are within

us all.


Poem & Photo ©Mairi McLean 2016

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