delicious

unsalted butter running
between hard-set bubbles of toasted sourdough bread
hot crumbs in the corner of your mouth
tang of ginger jam on your tongue
i could eat eat eat you too

~

CLP 18/09/2021

on need

it cannot be found
through the bottom of a glass
for love nor money

~

CLP 18/09/2021

Me, Tarzan

come on then, come on
when you think you're ready
if you are sure you can
come on then, come on
gather your strength
you'll need it all
when you've mined enough courage
come on then, come on
deepest night, bright of day
you choose the time and weapons
I'm not running, I'm fully primed
come on then, come on
bare your teeth, beat your chest
sharpen your nails
bare your breasts
come on then, come on
I am waiting, I've no fear
drag me to the floor, take me down
it's not a fight, you can't lose
come on then, come on

~

CLP 15/09/2021

Wholly

within the whole a hole
where the light goes in
and warms the soul

~

CLP 08/09/2021

Dream #n

what was it that stirred me
the curtain catching autumn air
bed-softened lips on my cheek
your bra clip clicking shut
brush pulling through your hair
the nib on the notepaper
the trail of last evening's perfume
compressed by the closing door
the chasm echoing your leaving

~

CLP 04/09/2021

on cloud

it's been dark so long
but for one ray of sunshine
hearing you smile

~

n.b. Haiku

CLP 02/09/2021

The Dancer

in this moment I saw you
impressed upon the sheet of heaven
your wings
lifting you above all
that ever bound you here

~

CLP 30/08/2021

Oh! Mothers

it is said childbirth
is the most painful of pains
but not after this

~

n.b. Sons, brothers, uncles, lovers, husbands, fathers, friends. Young men, rest in peace.

CLP 29/08/2021

L-plates iii

i will not forget
to keep checking the mirrors
overtaking past

~
 

CLP 23/08/2021

On Courage ii

facing up to fear
giving voice to suppressed truth
finding gentle words

~

n.b. For JS

CLP 22/08/2021