Autumn?

there was a chill in the air

it caught my breath

dry leaves scuttered along the gutter

cloud veiled the stars, mussed the Moon

Cold? you questioned

pulling closer, looking up

smile shaping to kiss

~

CLP 02/08/2021

On Memory

what is the story

you want to carry around;

love or betrayal?

~

n.b. Choose Love

CLP 01/08/2021

On Time

I forget details

You cannot recall the date

We both know our truth

~

CLP 30/07/2021

On Off

without direction

we wander quite happily

we are not clueless

~

CLP 27/07/2021

On Empty

imagination

is fuelled by fumes of hope

I’ve lost sense of smell

~

CLP 26/07/2021

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 vi

we will meet again

that is written, ’tis our fate

yes, all will be fine

~

CLP 22/06/2021