on time ii

waiting for what precisely

something to pick you up

someone to pick you out

one more turn around the Sun

next spring?

~

CLP 31/08/2021

on time

there's plenty of it
lining pockets filling cups
its the dark I hate

~

CLP 31/08/2021

Ghost

Aegean blue
or is it green
clear to the seabed
shadow so sharp
it cut me out
cast me in stone
anchored me
and here I am still
waiting for you
to dive in too

~

CLP 29/08/2021

The Dancer

in this moment I saw you
impressed upon the sheet of heaven
your wings
lifting you above all
that ever bound you here

~

CLP 30/08/2021

On work ii

clock in work clock off
all we have to give is time
there's no tomorrow

~

CLP 28/08/2021

Oh! Mothers

it is said childbirth
is the most painful of pains
but not after this

~

n.b. Sons, brothers, uncles, lovers, husbands, fathers, friends. Young men, rest in peace.

CLP 29/08/2021

On Work i

what do we call it
when forty plus hours isn't
enough to pay rent?

~

CLP 28/08/2021

On Late August

with each breath begins
undressing of trees revealing
deep strength, stark beauty

~

CLP 27/08/2021

Crow

sentinel of change
fly beside my freed spirit
orientate my soul

~

n.b. See the crow? He’s up there.

CLP 27/08/2021

Oh! Earth

this planet spins on
with occasional wobbles
cares not a jot

~

n.b. part of the pain old as mountains never-ending series.

CLP 27/08/2021