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 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

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

on pain

constant ache, dull pulse
somewhere deep inside, like rain
broken connection

~

CLP 11/01/2023

on Ukraine

how was the ceasefire?
Christian of you to offer
last seven words of...

~

n.b. Can you hear Ukrainians’ pleas for more help over the Royal Family book launch publicity? Do not forsake them. Moscow knows what it’s doing only too well.

CLP 09/01/2023

on time

Saturday again
always the same, but different
FA Cup weekend

~

n.b. You know what I’m talking about? It’s a special day to start off the new year.

Festivities behind us, time to get serious.

CLP 07/01/2023

on Ukraine

don't involve your god
thirty six hours ceasefire then
godlessness resumes

~

n.b. Excuse me for being cynical, eye of a needle and all that. Bit late probably, Vlad.

CLP 05/01/2023

on Ukraine

out into sunshine
faces turn toward it's warmth
sunglasses hide tears

~

n.b. Blessed Sun comes with warmth in winter’s shadow.

CLP 31:12/2022