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

on the beach

down to the seaside
ice lollies, buckets and spades?
nowt but a dumb flag

~

CLP 26/06/2022

on time

Yes, I was on time
As were you, as we agreed
and then it was late

~

n.b. Where does it go?

CLP 26/06/2022

on Ukraine

two helicopters
chop, chop across the city
no longer pretence

~

n.b. Chinooks over Norwich? Where will the line be drawn?

CLP 25/06/2022

on summer

talk of clear blue sky
and here it is, like crystal
devoid of hirundines

~

n.b. Where are the swallows, martins and swifts? I was lucky enough to hear their familiar squeals, then count seven swifts later this evening, but not a swallow or martin, above the houses, or down by the lakeside earlier.

CLP 24/06/2022