On Time

I forget details

You cannot recall the date

We both know our truth

~

CLP 30/07/2021

On Cigarettes

he announced I have given up!

six weeks and it’s rare I feel the lack

I knew just what he meant

having given up on us

but he omitted

how raw that rare

how this rare is more like blue

there is still a pulse

when the knife goes in

I twitch

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope viii

words stuck in our throats

escape contraction, open

our eyes, free our hearts

~

CLP 22/07/2021

On Hope vi

we will meet again

that is written, ’tis our fate

yes, all will be fine

~

CLP 22/06/2021

On Hope v

light across hard ground

miles devoured with smiles

alive to what’s new

~

CLP 21/07/2021

On Hope iii

woken by bird song

sun breaching the horizon

without memory

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope ii

chest-deep in your tears

you waded to the far bank

found a place of rest

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope

see, you have survived

but how was this possible?

your heart was broken

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Silence

when all talk has stopped

see our love’s patient progress

quiet reflection

~

CLP 08/07/2021

On Language

before play our words

excite hopeful new meaning

double entendres

~

CLP 09/07/2021