On Time

I forget details

You cannot recall the date

We both know our truth

~

CLP 30/07/2021

On Cigarettes

he announced I have given up!

six weeks and it’s rare I feel the lack

I knew just what he meant

having given up on us

but he omitted

how raw that rare

how this rare is more like blue

there is still a pulse

when the knife goes in

I twitch

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope x

sand grain off balance

others out of kilter fall

wind and tide smoothed shore

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope 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 iii

woken by bird song

sun breaching the horizon

without memory

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope

see, you have survived

but how was this possible?

your heart was broken

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Routine

keep on keeping on

however much it’s hurting

one step at a time

~

CLP 17/07/2021

On Cricket

lost in crazy crowd

found myself wrapt in laughter

caught being happy

~

CLP 16/07/2021

On Proof

words had made no sense

so you placed my hand inside

your heart packed with ice

~

CLP 15/07/2021

On Memory

cycles of the Moon

cast silver upon our path

trace our parting steps

~

CLP 11/07/2021