On Hope x

sand grain off balance

others out of kilter fall

wind and tide smoothed shore

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope ix

however long night

sunrise clears away darkness

flowers reopen

~

CLP 23/07/2021

On Hope viii

words stuck in our throats

escape contraction, open

our eyes, free our hearts

~

CLP 22/07/2021

On Hope vii

when will this sadness end?

she asked, because she knew it must

we both could feel the cold lump of it

in our stomachs, welding us together

when we are both happy?

I offered, to see how happy might sound

it sounded like a bowl of tears

a set of randomly selected letters

it reprised the call of an albatross

fatally wounded

~

CLP 22/07/2021

On Hope v

light across hard ground

miles devoured with smiles

alive to what’s new

~

CLP 21/07/2021

On Hope iv

risen from deep sleep

with strength of limb, mind at peace

unburdened of years

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope iii

woken by bird song

sun breaching the horizon

without memory

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope ii

chest-deep in your tears

you waded to the far bank

found a place of rest

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope

see, you have survived

but how was this possible?

your heart was broken

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Silence

when all talk has stopped

see our love’s patient progress

quiet reflection

~

CLP 08/07/2021