on time

do you know how long
it takes until your scent fades
the taste of you dulls?

~

CLP 27/11/2022

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 stage

something's happening here
Vieira and the Silvers
unrepeatable?

~

n.b. There is a scene developing in Norwich. It’s something quite special. A time, a place and an explosion of exciting, new sounds. Happy days, stupefying nights!

CLP 12/11/2022

on time

all we have passes
what is it we really need?
used, used to, once had

~

CLP 23/10/2022

on music

run through final bars
encores finally completed
melody drifts off

~

n.b. Barbès bar, Brooklyn. Merci et adieu. La fin.

CLP 13/10/2022

on time

getting late perhaps
I should be heading on home
fear of missing nowt

~

n.b. Frenchmen Street, New Orleans. I recommend it.

CLP 02/10/2022

on time

complete rotation
autumn, winter, spring, summer
nothing quite the same

~

CLP 31/08/2022

on time

the congregation
depart bathed in victory
everyone happy

n.b. Not so great for the visiting opposition, admittedly.

CLP 17/07/2022

on life

grown-ups planted this
there must have been good reason
makes a neat goal frame

CLP 08/08/2022

on light

amongst happy throng
one woman cries her heart out
rainbows come with rain

~

n.b. Oblivious of the calendar, I travelled to see family and friends and discover that Brighton Pride is set for the same weekend.

This means a lot of relaxed people, a lot of extravagance and flamboyance, a very large number of police.

So many people having fun, dancing. One young tearful woman being consoled by her friend. There will be hangovers.

CLP 07/08/2022