on time

four decades since this
dingy seaside town was home
we have both moved on

~

CLP 05/08/2022

on time

I used to play too
when panelled footballs had laces
goal nets luxury

~

n.b. Today I made this clay model of a football I was given one Christmas. It was orange, as this will be painted, when dry. Something for my grandson?

CLP 20/7/2022

on passing

ancient sentinel
unmoved by shifting city
flint-hearted witness

~

CLP 09/11/2021

On Late August

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

~

CLP 27/08/2021