on cash

I'll buy you a meal
but I won't just give money
you said you're hungry

~

n.b. Talk me through that again. Hungry means ‘food’ right?

A young man, in a desperate condition, scarred, nervous, tired and dirty asked for a dollar for food. I said I’d get him some food, (we were stood outside a hamburger joint). I checked what he fancied, but when I came out there was no sign of him.

A middle-aged woman leaning on a walking cane, asked me for help getting some food. I explained the situation and she was grateful for the meal and drink I had carried out for the boy, who called himself William.

CLP 26/09/2022

on time

schedules don't account
for variable weather
rain-break friendships flow

~

n.b. Something special about the White Sox crowd. Nearly six hours with the rain delay start, passed in a flash. Thank you to Sam, Henry, the guy in the queue (not ‘The Queue’) and the ticket seller. Unforgettable evening of great conversation. Baseball was pretty good too, by the way.

CLP 21/09/2022

on hope

everything ran true
nothing to worry about
learning every day

~

CLP 13/09/2022

on time

we live on so long
as memories others hold
stories shared with love

~

CLP 03/09/2022

on life

I am harvesting
content for my first novel
tell me who isn't?

CLP 09/08/2022

on truth

speaking of others
reveals more about you than
illuminates them

~

n.b. ‘Your Face Tomorrow’ by Javier Marías is worth a dekko.

CLP 05/08/2022

on time

Moon setting across
Wensum. I wish you were here.
Simple, isn't it?

CLP 02/08/2022

on time

all these museums
great to know others had lives
so, what about us?

~

CLP 21/07/2022

on time

bloom's fragility
uncertain as new lovers
who have yet to speak

~

CLP 07/07/2022

on time

what was it we found
each other or shared moments?
dislocation squared

~

CLP 07/07/2022