on time

sunrise to sunset
witnessed from my work station
daylight flashes by

~

CLP 26/01/2022

on Ukraine vii

teachers train children
how to shelter under desks
essential life skills

~

n.b. Under the constant stress of invasion threat, imagine sending your child to school to be taught how to behave during a bombing run? Not unlike the USA, where children have to be taught how to respond to risk of mass shootings. While mankind learns nothing and continues to ‘profit’ from arms manufacture.

CLP 25/01/2022

on memory

good place to walk dog
'net tells us legacy of
soldiers and miners

~

n.b. Public park built on land in South Moor donated by local colliery owners to commemorate hundreds of men from the district of Stanley, County Durham who died in C20th wars and a mining accident.

Dog leads weave like ivy on old trees. Life goes on.

CLP 24/01/2022

on time

so many places
I would love to share with you
have we enough hours?

~

CLP 23/01/2022

on Ukraine iv / v / vi

oh! sorry, you didn't
mean 'aggressively' you meant
'economically'
~
pardon my mis-placed
fears of superpower war
it's about money
~
the three million
citizens of old Kiev
put up for auction

~

n.b. Money talks, not peace talks? ‘Economic sanctions’. Nice. The arms industry clearly could do with a new market place. Afghanistan, Chechnya, Syria, so now Ukraine. There will be a pile on in arms shares. Sickening. Now Putin just has to check whether he can afford to invade before waving his troops in.

~

CLP 23/01/2022

on time

houses for workers
became homes of unemployed
miles from anywhere

~

n.b. Not much going on in the old pit villages, unless you can afford a car. As you can see, not many cars, although one has an L-plate. Too many places in England have been built over the years out on a limb, so when the work goes the people become isolated.

Will the Internet and working from home technology bring decent wages back to the hills?

~

CLP 22/01/2022

on gratitude

no moment wasted
beautiful companion
bring on tomorrow

~

CLP 22/01/2022

on Ukraine iii

Pennines overlook
darts refining their dark arts
muscles flex, nerves twitch

~

n.b. As we move around in our masks, military aircraft just above our heads operate on stand-by. Out of Plan B into Wing Attack Plan R?

~

CLP 21/01/2022

on time

Friday, what the F
break open the bub-ber-ley
birthday train ride

~

n.b. Not mine. Happy Birthday, mush. “Twenty past Ten; get the Scooby Snacks owat!”

n.n.b. “Owat” translates to ‘out’ further south in England.

CLP

on Ukraine

so loud I can't think
of anyone else but you
RAF practice

~

n.b. On the border, on the edge, on the verge…Russian troops run through a few drills. Here, in Norfolk, fighter jets likewise.

What would you be thinking if you were sending your children off to school in Kiev this morning?

~

CLP 20/0/2022