on time

in twenty-four hours
today will be yesterday
there is only now

~

CLP 12/05/2022

London

you held my hand
in the crowd
I led you gently

we walked through Saturday
saw the city
opening like tulips

we shared our food
in Brick Lane
Brasserie

you slept
on the train
head on my shoulder

it felt like love
tasted like love
looked like love

~

CLP 24/04/2022

on time

go back, close the gate
leave the field of play secure
pretend it's over

~

n.b. Can you hear the scythe of the old man swishing through the long grass, or is it just a breeze catching the blossom?

CLP 28/03/2022

on memory

CLP 26/03/2022

so impressed was I
you lie scratched under my skin
reasons still unclear

on light

recognisable
though decades lie between us
water broken moon

~

CLP 17/03/2022

on time

on Railway Terrace
sign out of oblivion
one way ticket, please

~

CLP 06/03/2022

on time

Sunday afternoon
Rod Stewart murdering Bob's
'Mama, you've been on my mind'
my slow Guinness cool
as a mountain stream
just like the advert for menthol cigarettes said
days expanding, crocuses sprout
headlights splash through puddles
and yes, you're on mine
but I've already forgotten when
in April your birthday is

~

on light

memory dream moon
time circuit repetition
reflection of love

~

CLP 16/02/2022

on light

new moon's countless stars
given moment to sparkle
which have you become?

~

n.b. We come from stardust, we become stardust. Look up. We are still with you.

CLP 06/02/2022

on light

pink sky in morning
matches eyes dragged through night by
dreams, memories, fears

~

n.b. ‘I’ll sleep on the train’ he thought, ‘Adapt and survive.’ He repeated his mantra, laughing at Fate’s capricious nature.

~

CLP 05/02/2022