on time

imagine a scene
night club, four decades ago
we barely adults
our language music
dancing, laughter, eye contact
all and nothing said

~

CLP 16/08/2022

on time

today, the first day
nothing lasts, all things must pass
permanent clichés

~

CLP 15/08/2022

on Ukraine

what happened last week?
losses accumulated
mothers fear the post

~

n.b. Day 171.

CLP 13/08/2022

on Ukraine

Pisky changes hands
is anyone listening?
it is a village

~

n.b. Look it up, it’s a village. There are people dying for villages. People dying for villages and Russian forces claim a victory. A victory for what, we ask.

CLP 13/08/2022

on rain

coming soon enough
fiercely beating the hard clay
raging in torrents

~

CLP 13/08/2022

on rain

we bemoan presence
your mild inconvenience
weep at absence

~

n.b. Notes, coins and electronic tokens in private water companies’ bank accounts are worth nothing when Nature’s reserves have been spent.

It is expected that a drought is to be declared in England today. July 2022 saw just 10% of average rain fall for the month, while August has seen close to none at all.

We search the skies for signs of rain. What next, rain dances, prayers?

CLP 12/08/2022

on Ukraine

where's the crime asking
How many children have died?
Moscow is the place

~

n.b. Marina Ovsyannikova has now had the Moscow police searching her family home for evidence of crimes. This is a witch hunt.

CLP 10/08/2022

on time

starlings gathering
sparkling in low August sun
speckling wheat stubble

~

CLP 10/08/2022

on time

imposing structure
built, rebuilt, then re-structured
oblivious Moon

~

n.b. How quickly things age, how brief our lives. The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, is now a couple of decades old. No doubt it will be re-worked again, or fall into ruin.

CLP 10/08/2022

on life

I am harvesting
content for my first novel
tell me who isn't?

CLP 09/08/2022