on freedom

options unbounded
simple needs confused by choice
chaos surrounds us

~

n.b. Some needs can be met by local services we just want to work properly, (e.g. schools, hospitals, trains, water supply, power supplies), other needs are more of a challenge.

We are all different from tip to toe and one size can’t fit all and in England the weather adds an additional layer of complexity it has been remarked.

~

CLP 21/11/2021

on Friday night

with dance macabre
we laugh at the masque of death
play Russian roulette

~

n.b. What on Earth is going on?

CLP 23/10/2021

On Water xxv

under umbrella

lovers rush seeking shelter

breathless excitement

~

CLP 03/05/2021

On Water xiii

a pause to reflect

it was here that fate pushed me

I’d to cross a bridge

~

n.b. Time and tide and all that. Choices, decisions, life goes on.

~

CLP 23/04/2021

L3 (Day 43): Carrow Hill

Here’s white light, no heat

Heaven’s lights will shine bright tonight

In this brilliant galaxy

how will you hear

the star that calls to you?

~

CLP 18/02/2021

On One

Is there any room

For one more on top? I ask

If not, I will walk

~

n.b. As a ten year old travelling to school I learned that the rush hour bus was often crowded, if not full. Walking on to the next stop, or even the one after next, meant that I had at least tried to change something for when the next bus came along.

It was usually raining.

~

CLP 13/11/2020

On Numbers 3

How many days would

you expect a friend to wait

before warning you?

~

n.b. Thanks, mate. Three days is a long stretch to have to wait before letting on you have symptoms of a notifiable disease to someone who you last saw four days ago. How dare you take decisions on my behalf about my health and the health of my friends and family! How do you know what the risk is; who I plan to meet; how effective physical distancing actually is if asymptomatic? I would have made different decisions had you been kind enough to let me know. I hope you get better soon. My asymptomatic test results are due tomorrow.

CLP 26/10/2020

On the Road XXIV

A junction is not

the end of our journey, but

it’s decision time

~

n.b. Drive carefully, btw.

~

CLP 19/08/2020

On the Road XXII

Approaching dead-end.

Reverse gently? Three-point turn?

Hand-brake turn? Plough on?

~

p.s. Or ditch the car and walk.

~

CLP 12/08/2020

On the Road XIX

Great fun while it lasts

Until there’s only room for one

Then you’ll know the truth

~

CLP 26/07/2020