L-plates ii

you no passenger
I hold my breath fearful of
emergency stop

~

CLP 23/08/2021

On Charge

once in step hands brush 
blushed apologies exchanged
electrified skin

~

CLP 22/08/2021

On Courage

give voice to silence
dreams held tight mere fantasies
what is there to lose

~

CLP 21/08/2021

Oh, UN!

no security

relief nor reconstruction

neat press release though

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

Oh, UAE!

how can you be both

state where free thinkers fear gaol

Ghani’s safe haven

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

~

CLP 19/08/2021

Oh! Panjshir

deep in Hindu Kush

lone pocket of resistance

with hope in your hearts

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 19/08/2021

Oh, Iran!

victim of empires

how can you provide succour

when you’re without love

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 18/08/2021

Oh, India!

handsome elephant

what plans have you made to

bring your strength to bear

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, China!

what alternatives

can you offer whilst Hong Kong’s

umbrellas protest

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, Britain!

does no one know that

you have been retreating since

1842

~

n.b. Read this link and weep https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Britains-Retreat-From-Kabul-1842/

n.n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021