Hansel & Greta

My little sister

I am frightened

I do not understand

How we got here

I do not know

How we’ll get back


Oh little brother

Just accept

We are here

This kitchen is too hot

We must get out

And bring the witch


Without her we’re all dead

In a ditch


CLP 29/11/2019

On Rain III

Full Sun and half Moon

Dress the early morning sky

Clouds dissolve to blue


n.b. Breakfast can be taken outside again with shirt off. To the west there is no sign of precipitation. Dunnock, pigeon and the young sparrow hawks nesting in the adjacent hedgerow join the sparrows in chorus. Is it a rain song?

Yesterday children around the world took time out of school to re-iterate that teaching them the same old shit isn’t going to address the climate crisis that threatens their futures.