liminal

where we seek water
they struggle to get ashore
marginal difference

~

n.b. Both humans and seals evolved from the mammalian branch of the tree of life, but now they hold mirrored views of the beach…interesting how things turn out.

CLP 15/11/2021

on daylight

uneasy waking
day stumbles out of duvet
cold shower beckons

~

CLP 14/11/2021

interlude

cogs and wheels spinning
birdsong, silence of kestrel
not thinking for now

~

n.b. Thank you SO for planning the route this morning. I put my gears into motion, put my mind into neutral. Phew!

CLP 13/11/2021

on autumn

rich pickings lie here
carpet of horse chestnut leaves
remnants of summer

~

n.b. Two Egyptian Geese nosing their way through leaf litter, barely visible in an English city centre.

CLP 12/11/2021

on mist

clouding boundaries
unsettling settling of doubts
softening edges

~

CLP 11/11/2021

on passing

ancient sentinel
unmoved by shifting city
flint-hearted witness

~

CLP 09/11/2021

on light

we, who came from stars
are sure that we will return
to from whence we came

~

CLP 10/11/2021

on the Moon

drowned in street lighting
giving up her fight with man
another day gone

~

n.b. The waning crescent slips barely noticed below the horizon. Here just visible above the retail park roof, just to the right of the lamp.

CLP 08/11/2021

bee

visiting
attracted
then distracted
or discerning
the trace of others
before
moving on
or back
to one you know
still open
with a taste
you know
and trust
for now

~

CLP 21/09/2021

on morning

too soon in my view
night slipped off without asking
stealing dreams of you

~

CLP 07/11/2021