on time

something will happen
speeds your sense of urgency
so few tomorrows

~

CLP 16/06/2022

on time

when did this begin?
working inside for decades
to pull you apart

~

n.b. Our bodies have history that in the retelling include an ending.

CLP 30/05/2022

on light

night time but not dark
city subverts day's rhythym
body clocks changes

~

CLP 03/12/2021

on waking

another morning
not enough hours to enjoy
all I've been blessed with

~

n.b. Starting with a heartbeat.

In fond memory of Moira.

CLP 27/11/2021

on need

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

~

CLP 18/09/2021

On Hope

see, you have survived

but how was this possible?

your heart was broken

~

CLP 20/07/2021

Dream #9

Sleep called me

I was out

Sleep left a message

I missed it

Sleep had a stern word

“My office, first thing”

Left me to restless contemplation

considering consequences

~

CLP 03/06/2021

On Water L

if overwhelmed

put everything down, big breath

then go fill kettle

~

n.b. That’s it for ‘On Water’ for now, I feel the blog has reached saturation point with this theme and fifty is a good number to pause on. I will ensure to drip-feed more into the On Water series as I go. Thank you to everyone who has read, liked and commented on the series. Tomorrow sees the start of a new(ish) theme

CLP 28/05/2021

Look Inside

Unbutton the coat buttons,

unwrap the scarf

pull off the pullover

fold back the shirt

dig deeper

ease through the epidermis

hop by the heart

by-pass the ribs

dip past the diaphragm

get into the gut

see what we carry?

thirteen hundred and more

micro-organisms thriving

doing our dirty work

while we worry about

making a living; surviving

~

n.b. NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Eighteen: Look Inside for a prompt.

~

CLP 18/04/2021

Fire Engine

It was relatively early

But my sleep patterns had gone curly

I needed to get more rest

Everyone said it’s for the best

And then a fire engine stopped

Just as I thought I’d dropped

to sleep but could not because they sat there for sometime in the road with that deep diesel engine running shaking the walls, filling my apartment rooms with fumes.

I’m afraid I really wept

When I should have slept

~

CLP 24/02/2021