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 tenderness

this lives somewhere within and between us
exists not without, cannot survive alone
forms around us, surely not beyond us
fear not the performance, fear not the act
does time and place and circumstance persist
to permit retrieval of such gentleness?

~

CLP 24/05/2022

on memory

look at our pictures
we were always so happy
airbrush out that hurt

~

CLP 21/05/2022

on friendship

at nights's darkest point
I woke knowing you were here
it wasn't a dream

~

n.b. How strange and lovely it is to feel another’s presence despite their absence. I woke, reached out and realised this presence was in my heart. I smiled, returned happily to sleep.

CLP 28/04/2022

on the level

don't delve unduly
what lies beneath the surface
keeps a safe distance

~

CLP 10/12/2021

Visitation

Look outside  x x
the text message instructed
Heavens! An angel 

~

n.b. Do you ever think you are living in a dream? She kissed me, but I am still not sure if this actually happened. I couldn’t have made it up, could I?

~

CLP 05/11/2021

on Friday night

with dance macabre
we laugh at the masque of death
play Russian roulette

~

n.b. What on Earth is going on?

CLP 23/10/2021

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