on light

bright start betrays you
beware the day's warm welcome
winter rules still hold

~

n.b. I’m sure we’ve all done it, misread the promise of a sunny morning to venture out in hope, before finding bright sunlight doesn’t always keep its promises.

This peacock butterfly was suffering by the time of January’s last sunset.

CLP 01/02/2023

on Ukraine

frost hard ground broken
another soldier laid down
days filled with darkness

~

n.b. Is anyone out there still counting? Does any of this still count?

CLP 30/01/2023

on time

a new arrival
then a blessed departure
life's revolving door

~

n.b. Moving in or out, who knows where the door leads?

CLP 25/01/2023

on history

immediately
all dreams dissolved, fear took grip
each day feels endless

~

n.b. Faith in The Great Healer crumbles, as Time slows and every single second chews up and spits out another a piece of the soul, in slow motion.

Ever done something you wish you had not?

CLP 17/01/2023

on time

yesterday won't change
Alt + Ctrl + Delete
how slow the screen fades

~

CLP 16/01/2023

on time

what is in your hand?
let the cards fall where they may
Stick or Twist? You choose

~

n.b. Loneliness becomes an illness. Be with people. Turn up, turn up again, keep turning up.

CLP 13/01/2023

on Ukraine

how was the ceasefire?
Christian of you to offer
last seven words of...

~

n.b. Can you hear Ukrainians’ pleas for more help over the Royal Family book launch publicity? Do not forsake them. Moscow knows what it’s doing only too well.

CLP 09/01/2023

on time

Saturday again
always the same, but different
FA Cup weekend

~

n.b. You know what I’m talking about? It’s a special day to start off the new year.

Festivities behind us, time to get serious.

CLP 07/01/2023

on light

despite gloom and doom
Madame Soleil still with us
drawing us onward

~

CLP 06/01/2023

on Ukraine

out into sunshine
faces turn toward it's warmth
sunglasses hide tears

~

n.b. Blessed Sun comes with warmth in winter’s shadow.

CLP 31:12/2022