on Sunday

in competition
to demonstrate credentials
Queen, Bowie, 'Stones t-shirts

~

n.b. Latest editions from legacy tours, merchandise stalls and official online stores; all beautifully ironed. MES would have written a song about them.

CLP 03/07/2022

on Ukraine

out on the weekend
we spend hours playing, shopping
while others wait still

~

CLP 02/07/2022

on Ukraine

meanwhile at the shops
people queuing patiently
there could be children

~

n.b. Somebody chose to programme two X-22 cruise missiles to destroy a busy shopping centre in Kremenchuk. Days later, anxious relatives of the missing watch and wait.

n.n.b. The picture above is attributed to Alessio Mamo / The Guardian. It is a screen-shot from The Guardian today. The line, "there could be children" is lifted from the accompanying news report.

CLP 02/07/2022

on time

how long has it been?
days into weeks into months
none ever too long

~

CLP 02/07/2022

on Europe

new lines being drawn
much like the red lines of old
could this be curtains?

~

CLP 01/07/2022

on Ukraine

watch the money flow
someone is profiting here
UK 'lethal aid'

~

n.b. No pretence at anything ‘humanitarian’. The UK putting more money into the Ukrainian frontline from the Magic Money Tree.

CLP 30/06/2022

on rain

was that everything?
gone before you've kissed earth
hit the ground running

~

CLP 29/06/2022

on Ukraine

gone shopping, is all
just need a few things, back soon
nothing important

~

CLP 28/06/2022

on Ukraine

step by marching step
three hundred thousand alerted
old lines reappear

~

n.b. Who was it said, “Give peace a chance”? It was internal opposition to USA support for South Vietnam that contributed significantly to the end of that conflict. Will this only end when Russians turn on Putin?

Meanwhile NATO calls its troops to “Attention!” on Day 125 of this war.

CLP 28/06/2022

on Ukraine

glow over city
nothing to worry us here
blood-red sunset

~

n.b. The world spins on as if nothing is happening.

CLP 27/06/2022