on time

gladitorial
arena gives up the fight
miserable wreck

~

n.b. In 18 months all that will remain of the JFK Stadium will be memories and photographs.

CLP 16/09/2022

on Ukraine

two hundred war days
children, parents, grand-parents
morning brings mourning

~

n.b. Everyday, brothers and sisters, everyday.

CLP 11/09/2022

on time

out of darkness light
heading toward terminal
choose which way to face

~

CLP 08/09/2022

on time

we live on so long
as memories others hold
stories shared with love

~

CLP 03/09/2022

on time

the congregation
depart bathed in victory
everyone happy

n.b. Not so great for the visiting opposition, admittedly.

CLP 17/07/2022

on time

imagine a scene
night club, four decades ago
we barely adults
our language music
dancing, laughter, eye contact
all and nothing said

~

CLP 16/08/2022

on time

today, the first day
nothing lasts, all things must pass
permanent clichés

~

CLP 15/08/2022

on life

I am harvesting
content for my first novel
tell me who isn't?

CLP 09/08/2022

on time

on outward journey
wonder of discovery
trepidatious

return passes fast
dull familiarity
slow recovery

always more baggage
souvenirs, memories
accumulation

one-way ticket, thanks

~

CLP 08/08/2022

on time

four decades since this
dingy seaside town was home
we have both moved on

~

CLP 05/08/2022