on time

I suppose I could have
made better use of my time
I tried my best, honest

~

n.b. 29c at midnight brings new challenges.

CLP 19/08/2022

On Absence ii

unfathomable

this longing for your presence

occasionally

~

CLP 07/08/2021

On Cigarettes

he announced I have given up!

six weeks and it’s rare I feel the lack

I knew just what he meant

having given up on us

but he omitted

how raw that rare

how this rare is more like blue

there is still a pulse

when the knife goes in

I twitch

~

CLP 25/07/2021

Mileage

Time and distance has stretched

Scent, touch, breath.

Our silent words

do not translate

so well to text.

I count days

since; until.

~

CLP 24/12/2020

On Pain xii*

Is my name Thomas?

I had to be there, feel it

The absence of Love

~

n.b. *Alternative title, ‘On Stupidity’.

CLP 04/09/2020