Autumn?

there was a chill in the air

it caught my breath

dry leaves scuttered along the gutter

cloud veiled the stars, mussed the Moon

Cold? you questioned

pulling closer, looking up

smile shaping to kiss

~

CLP 02/08/2021

On Rain

sky darkens, air cools

harvest dust swirls in downdraught

leaves dance to the beat

~

CLP 01/08/2021

On Memory

what is the story

you want to carry around;

love or betrayal?

~

n.b. Choose Love

CLP 01/08/2021

On Light

gloom forms about us

birch shuffles uneasily

blackbird flits to hedge

~

CLP 30/07/2021

On Time

I forget details

You cannot recall the date

We both know our truth

~

CLP 30/07/2021

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