on the moon

exposed to moonlight
our puny faults visible
we cannot hide here

~

CLP 15/06/2022

on Ukraine

daily more lost
two hundred dead, eight hundred maimed
media lose interest

~

CLP 14/06/2022

on air

at Somerleyton
sky thick with summer's silence
effortless red kite

~

CLP 12/06/2022

on time

oh, your majesty
it's been a while since you passed
I was in a Wimpey

~

n.b. Colmore Row, Birmingham, 1980/81 if I’m not mistaken, finishing a Quarter Pounder with cheese, waiting for the cavalcade to go by.

You waved, I didn’t. Rude of me perhaps, but I was eating.

CLP 11/06/2022

on life

having got this far
obstacles and odd stumbles
I'm not giving up

~

CLP 12/06/2022

on time

family, free, own
quality, personal, good
half, full, down, the last

~

CLP 11/05/2022

on time

late to the party
nobody knows who you are
you're welcome to stay

~

CLP 11/06/2022

on time

enemy or friend
patience versus inertia
no sudden movements

~

CLP 11/06/2022

on paper

WANTED: space to live
to whom does this all belong?
who is it decides?

~

n.b. Land and property is the debate we need to have.

CLP 10/06/2022

on light

half-moon after rain
falls light on darkened pavements
echo of footsteps

~

CLP 08/06/2022