On Mortality

i yawn

swallow a fly

this random occurrence

prescient

~

CLP 11/08/2021

Dream #23

unable to speak

shouts stifled at source

legs bound, arms held

this is not what I came for

how do I wake myself

when so constrained by sleep?

will it end like this?

drowned in white light?

in silence?

~

CLP 20/06/2021

On Fear

were this heart to cease

tonight it would die happy

love lives without fear

~

CLP 13/05/2021

~

CLP 13/05/2021

In Stone

What’s the price of peace?

From this small village two men.

Duty paid in full.

~

n.b. In the churchyard of St. Margaret of Antioch, Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk.

W. Porter, Sapper No. 31585

31st January, 1915

~

G. Mellor, Sapper No. 6743

6th April, 1915

~

CLP 23/03/2021