on time

with never enough
we have decisions to make
choose to love; choose us

~

n.b. Are we not social creatures? If so, why are charlatans getting rich promoting the ‘I, me, my, mine’ agenda? Time is all we have, love is all we need.

CLP 02/06/2022

on time / on Ukraine xix

the truth hurts, it burns
eats at our souls if we lie
something more than words

~

n.b. The truth will out. For Marina Ovsyannikova this was the time to stand up and speak her truth.

CLP 15/03/2022

on waking

another morning
not enough hours to enjoy
all I've been blessed with

~

n.b. Starting with a heartbeat.

In fond memory of Moira.

CLP 27/11/2021

On Hope

see, you have survived

but how was this possible?

your heart was broken

~

CLP 20/07/2021

Love #1

I miss you, Grandpa

opened the dusty window

turned the rusty key

~

CLP 16/06/2021

Dream #19

flying with brothers and sisters

screams of joy

uncontrollable giggles

screaming with brothers and sisters

pained by absence

collapsed in holes of grief

uncontrollable brothers and sisters

scoured by loss

wandering like orphaned kittens

absence of brothers and sisters

~

CLP 15/06/2021

On Water xx

sorting through shingle

picking out perfect pebbles

stones skimming off waves

.

CLP 28/04/2021

On Pain

What hurts us the most:

wounds inflicted by others;

seeing one’s own faults?

~

CLP 22/04/2021

L3 (Day 76): Holt

Are these people showing off about not having Covid, or has the local sub-editor got a sick sense of humour, riffing on the vulnerability of olfactory and gustatory senses in these coronavirus times?

Here, there is a growing feeling of cabin fever mixed with de-mob happiness. Is the prima donna yet ready for la grande finale?

~

CLP 23/03/2021

L3 (Day 65): Carrow

The early evening cloud forms a shape reminiscent of the Horsehead Nebula.

The national news today is confirmation of the murder of a young woman unknown to me. My heart aches for her loss, her family and friends.

~

CLP 12/03/2021