on freedom

options unbounded
simple needs confused by choice
chaos surrounds us

~

n.b. Some needs can be met by local services we just want to work properly, (e.g. schools, hospitals, trains, water supply, power supplies), other needs are more of a challenge.

We are all different from tip to toe and one size can’t fit all and in England the weather adds an additional layer of complexity it has been remarked.

~

CLP 21/11/2021

on payday

all those hours used up
while outside weather happens
meaningless tokens

n.b. Herzberg was right, hygiene factors, such as the work environment and pay, are nothing more than satisficers. I look at my salary statement and think, I am giving up living for this, just so I can afford to live?

~

CLP 20/11/2021

The Dancer

in this moment I saw you
impressed upon the sheet of heaven
your wings
lifting you above all
that ever bound you here

~

CLP 30/08/2021

Crow

sentinel of change
fly beside my freed spirit
orientate my soul

~

n.b. See the crow? He’s up there.

CLP 27/08/2021

On Ballet / Football

With grace, strength, agility

running, leaping, stretching

a staged performance

coached to perform

Our instrument is our body

The ball, decisions

freedom to play

without fear

~

n.b. Quoting Carlos Acosta, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Tony Cliss, The Posh and The Alex. Football is unscripted drama, an art in itself.

~

CLP 28/02/2021

Finally

She dropped her shroud

Stepped clear, stood and proudly proclaimed

It is me. I am here!

~

CLP 19/02/2021

On the Street v

Here nobody knows

Who I might be, nor my work.

Freedom of movement

~

CLP 05/10/2020

On the Road XVIII

To travel freely

Without a care in the world

Forget the mirror

~

CLP 12/08/2020