on time

ships pass red to red
avoiding collision risk
no coincidence

~

n.b. If you don’t take a risk you won’t get hurt.

CLP 23/12/2023

on time

you reminded me
of a place we had once been
featureless echo

~

n.b. Forgetting is an essential survival skill. Thankfully we cannot call up actual pain, just the memory of having been in pain.

CLP 07/12/2022

on time

callers would call by
she wanted no ties
a younger man would love her
then think she was his

you can call by, she'd say
whenever you want
but I only have callers
no one owns me

then she met him
with his travelling guitar
his once fair long hair
had long since gone grey

the twinkle he carried
in his guitar case
attracted young women
no strings attached

the two of them met
she said something clicked
she, a bar woman
he, guitar man

callers went packing
young women sent back
these two had four years
before slowly he died

four years of true loving
was what they had
the love of her life
she was grateful for that

~

n.b. Everyone has a story. I heard this one recently. Deeply moved by it, I was.

CLP 01/12/2022

on time

She knows what she wants
She's learning how to get it

It's not his job to tell her
Not his job to show her

If he does, what will he learn?
What will he lose?

~

CLP 30/11/2022

on time

you, obviously
in such a rush to undress
I found a button

~

CLP 30/11/2022

on time

do you know how long
it takes until your scent fades
the taste of you dulls?

~

CLP 27/11/2022

on time

here, we see Sunday
who stole Friday, Saturday?
today a fresh sheet

~

n.b. Days merge, nights blur, feverish hours melt.

CLP 27/11/2022

on time

when would suit you best?
no time like the present, but
not on a school night

~

n.b. Time is tight, but there are limits.

on time

questions unanswered
because I had not courage
to ask them of you

~

n.b. Opportunities lost.

CLP 11/11/2022

on time

somehow we'll find words
spoken or written to say
what has been hidden

~

n.b. It just takes time to get the language right. Non?

CLP 10/11/2022