5 o’clock Shadow

They knew first

The flies knew

They always know

Flies buzzing around your eyes



You can’t be fussed to brush away those flies

Not now, not ever again.


What’s been done has gone

What’s not will never be

The Time has come.


Carry me there, wash my face

Hold my hand, stroke my brow

Light of Life, leave me now.


CLP 04/10/2018

“Flies buzzing around your eyes.” is taken from Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan.

Speak now or forever hold your peace blues II

This planet is obese

Complacent in our ways

Mankind’s behaviour

Brings on end of days


No moonlight now

Just artificial light

No space free

Of engined flight


Seas choking on floating

plastic waste

What do we sense?

What’s pure taste?


Perpetual growing

Air con, heating

No sign of slowing

Glaciers retreating


With this hot hot gas

Its unsurprising

Rivers run dry

Oceans keep rising


What’s been done’s done

We’re where we’re at

Time to stop expanding

Stop the world getting fat


Stop! Look around

Make the connection

Time to slow down

Time for less action


Open our mouths

Chorus together

This planet is dying

Not under the weather.



CLP 01/10/2018


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