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

Dream

no fleeting moment
we spoke at length of things passed
your visit prolonged

~

CLP 14/11/2022

on Ukraine

after days and nights
dreaming of release from fear
Kherson wreathed in smiles

~

n.b. Could this the beginning of the end?

CLP 14/11/2022

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

we're free or busy
lucky coincidences
a wonder we met

~

n.b. How many unknown paths intersect in a lifetime? How many known paths divide?

CLP 05/11/2022

on Iran

young people have lost
fear of authority's fist
new freedom riders

~

n.b. During my recent travels in the US I saw a statue of a woman sitting calmly. I saw the image repeatedly: in the Capitol in Washington DC; in Memphis TN; in Birmingham AL.

The woman was Rosa Parks. Her determined protest, to sit where she wanted to on a bus, regardless of the state law at that time that segregated people by skin coloration, fired up people tired of being oppressed, tired of being downtrodden. Her sitting down was a signal to others to stand up to inhuman authority.

In Iran, the people most oppressed by the theocracy, women, particularly young women, are tired of giving in too.

CLP 03/11/2022

on fear

why not come along
face life's dangers together
not you, nor I. Us.

~

CLP 31/10/2022

on time

a moment enough
clues, questions, sufficient
to go look for more

~

n.b. A queue, half a conversation.

CLP 29/10/2022

on time

wait long as you like
water never runs up hill
best to go with flow

~

CLP 25/10/2022