Dream #20

you know, this thing that didn’t happen

anywhere but my head, seemed real

I remember everything about it

conversation, colours, the amazing food

all the personal touches

every sensation, but smell

smell? nothing.

I thought nothing of it until I was asked to leave

as I said, it seemed real

but without a scent of the place

without that, I knew something was wrong

I thought I could smell a rat

~

CLP 16/06/2021

Dream #1

Wild plum tree blossom

crack willow yellow pollen

smattering on the gesso of sky

stretched across its frame

by North Sea blow

~

CLP 28/05/2021

On Water XLVI

makes up eighty-five

percent of grass, around sixty

percent of humans

~

CLP 23/05/2021

On Water XLIII

logjam in kitchen

turn on taps, dial up volume

washing up as jazz

~

n.b. I cannot believe this is post 53 of On Water and I have just got round to the washing up! Only got one pair of hands…gimme a break.

On Dreams xv

these people are all

wrong faces on known bodies

pantomime horse shit

~

CLP 20/05/2021

On Water xxvi

brighter than the Sun

black pool illumination

Wensum’s dazzle ship

~

CLP 03/05/2021

On Water xxv

under umbrella

lovers rush seeking shelter

breathless excitement

~

CLP 03/05/2021

On Water xx

sorting through shingle

picking out perfect pebbles

stones skimming off waves

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CLP 28/04/2021

On Water xix

shallow bay soon fills

tide’s return washes creeks clear

floods all memory

~
CLP 28/04/2021

On Water xviii

waves paw the sea wall

tentacles gently shine the stone

working at weak spots

~

n.b. However old these stones, however long in situ, the sea will eventually wear them down, one wave or another.

~

CLP 26/04/2021