delicious

unsalted butter running
between hard-set bubbles of toasted sourdough bread
hot crumbs in the corner of your mouth
tang of ginger jam on your tongue
i could eat eat eat you too

~

CLP 18/09/2021

on need

it cannot be found
through the bottom of a glass
for love nor money

~

CLP 18/09/2021

Me, Tarzan

come on then, come on
when you think you're ready
if you are sure you can
come on then, come on
gather your strength
you'll need it all
when you've mined enough courage
come on then, come on
deepest night, bright of day
you choose the time and weapons
I'm not running, I'm fully primed
come on then, come on
bare your teeth, beat your chest
sharpen your nails
bare your breasts
come on then, come on
I am waiting, I've no fear
drag me to the floor, take me down
it's not a fight, you can't lose
come on then, come on

~

CLP 15/09/2021

Treasure

how many tides have turned
shifted and smoothed
sifted and sorted
the pebbles so
today the sea would give up this stone
so you might gift it me
precious as any stone
I have ever held

~

CLP 13/09/2021

Long Weekend


across bridges, through tunnels
down paths, along tracks
so many hours, hundreds of miles
I'm on my way back
I'm nearly home

~

CLP 12/09/2021

Sun

this reminded me
of your smile
that reminds me
to smile too

~

CLP 05/9/2021

Ghost

Aegean blue
or is it green
clear to the seabed
shadow so sharp
it cut me out
cast me in stone
anchored me
and here I am still
waiting for you
to dive in too

~

CLP 29/08/2021

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

L-plates iii

i will not forget
to keep checking the mirrors
overtaking past

~
 

CLP 23/08/2021