on Ukraine

come gather round you
sons of Russia enrich soil
who don't understand?

~

n.b. It is reported in the NY Times that Russian military losses are in excess of 200,000, not counting the captured. That land must hold a lot of value to Moscow if it is happy to spread so much blood and bone.

CLP 03/02/2023

on Ukraine

frost hard ground broken
another soldier laid down
days filled with darkness

~

n.b. Is anyone out there still counting? Does any of this still count?

CLP 30/01/2023

on Ukraine

caterpillar tracks
loaded onto railway trucks
shareholders cash in

~

n.b. As we move closer to open conflict between Russia and “The West” I attended a party recently at which there was open talk about moving savings into arms manufacturing shares and disappointment expressed at missing out on buying stock in an American armament corporation. Ironically, it was at a wake.

There was also talk of fear of direct war with Russia...as opposed to what? A proxy war that sacrifices the very last Ukrainian?

CLP 27/01/2023

on time

wear your long black coat
pockets stuffed with memories
for who do you weep?

~

CLP 25/01/2023

on time

a new arrival
then a blessed departure
life's revolving door

~

n.b. Moving in or out, who knows where the door leads?

CLP 25/01/2023

on time

solitary oak
too big to fail, abandoned
child of the forest

~

CLP 22/01/2023

on history

immediately
all dreams dissolved, fear took grip
each day feels endless

~

n.b. Faith in The Great Healer crumbles, as Time slows and every single second chews up and spits out another a piece of the soul, in slow motion.

Ever done something you wish you had not?

CLP 17/01/2023

on time

yesterday won't change
Alt + Ctrl + Delete
how slow the screen fades

~

CLP 16/01/2023

on time

different but the same
morning light yet to arrive
ready to depart

~

CLP 15/01/2023

on time

what is in your hand?
let the cards fall where they may
Stick or Twist? You choose

~

n.b. Loneliness becomes an illness. Be with people. Turn up, turn up again, keep turning up.

CLP 13/01/2023