Dream #19

flying with brothers and sisters

screams of joy

uncontrollable giggles

screaming with brothers and sisters

pained by absence

collapsed in holes of grief

uncontrollable brothers and sisters

scoured by loss

wandering like orphaned kittens

absence of brothers and sisters

~

CLP 15/06/2021

Dream #16

there is sadness in empty time

marked by irreversible movement

of hands that cannot be rewound

tracking in relentless orbit

forward, forward, forward

not noticing the swallow on the hedge

not pausing at the sparkling brook

not hearing the rustle of yellow rattle

playing music in the meadow

not understanding this is it

that here might be happiness

~

CLP 10/06/2021

Dream #14

the Moon lies

in some galactic gutter

off his face on space junk

leaving all the lights on

so many colours, constellations confused

by brilliance of the luminous clutter

and you here, warm, safe, sound asleep

to the universal song and dance

of the stars going loopy

given their chance

~

CLP 09/06/2021

Dream #13

your careful choice of words

so free and easily phrased

sparks spectacular reactions

at the back of my mind

guarantee confusion of sleep

with memory

in reality you exist only in nightmares

in truth I fear you

no longer

~

n.b. Echoes of past lives carried in words. History / Herstory.

~

CLP 06/06/2021

Dream #11

Early morning yawning

toasty warm

honey for breakfast

gold finches chitter

a black cat stretched across daisies

swipes at a curious bee

your gentle purring snore of second sleep

me thinking

we are happy

~

CLP 05/06/2021

Dream #7

Everyone came along

everyone I had ever loved

friends, family, heroes

those I had been too shy to speak with

it was one hell of a party

I was dead, lucky

Heaven

~

CLP 31/05/2021

On Dreams xvii

Was that erotic

movie collected highlights

or wistful thinking?

~

CLP 22/05/2021

On The Street, Leicester

May. Rain so intense it hurts

like February.

Two tall men stood

on the corner outside

the mini-mart by the station.

.

A ham and cheese sandwich

with a note shared

stories of losing fathers

in youth. Two lives

navigated by guesswork.

~

CLP 14/05/2021

On Fear

were this heart to cease

tonight it would die happy

love lives without fear

~

CLP 13/05/2021

~

CLP 13/05/2021

On Water xxxii

excess to absence

situation stays fluid

adapt and survive

~

CLP 08/05/2021