On Thunder

within seconds of

flickering shadows on walls

shaken foundations

~

CLP 28/07/2021

On Off

without direction

we wander quite happily

we are not clueless

~

CLP 27/07/2021

On Empty

imagination

is fuelled by fumes of hope

I’ve lost sense of smell

~

CLP 26/07/2021

On Cigarettes

he announced I have given up!

six weeks and it’s rare I feel the lack

I knew just what he meant

having given up on us

but he omitted

how raw that rare

how this rare is more like blue

there is still a pulse

when the knife goes in

I twitch

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope x

sand grain off balance

others out of kilter fall

wind and tide smoothed shore

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope ix

however long night

sunrise clears away darkness

flowers reopen

~

CLP 23/07/2021

On Hope viii

words stuck in our throats

escape contraction, open

our eyes, free our hearts

~

CLP 22/07/2021

On Hope vii

when will this sadness end?

she asked, because she knew it must

we both could feel the cold lump of it

in our stomachs, welding us together

when we are both happy?

I offered, to see how happy might sound

it sounded like a bowl of tears

a set of randomly selected letters

it reprised the call of an albatross

fatally wounded

~

CLP 22/07/2021

On Hope vi

we will meet again

that is written, ’tis our fate

yes, all will be fine

~

CLP 22/06/2021

On Hope v

light across hard ground

miles devoured with smiles

alive to what’s new

~

CLP 21/07/2021