on time

He had drunk a few
'DAD' propped up by pub wall
sign of a good wake

~

n.b. I was wryly amused to see the floral tribute leaning on the wall, (by the bin). What does one do with the flowers afterwards?

Rest in peace ‘DAD’ wherever that might be.

CLP 07/05/2022

Collateral Damage

 what would
we
do
if
he
dropped
bombs
here
?



as we
saw
it
fall
we'd know
it's all
over
for
us 
!



would we make up
where we 
could offer
necessary apologies
long overdue 
balance our
consciences
play music 
say one 
final I
love
you
?

~

n.b. NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Twenty-eight prompt; Concrete poem. I have to admit to having had such thoughts lately. Day twenty-eight of NaPoWriMo 2022, but day Sixty Three in Ukraine.

CLP 28/04/2022

on time

night landing
touched down nine thousand feet up
woken to the rainy season
cloud cover and the infra-red burn
Catholic guilt faced by Columbian gilt
alters the skin, the soul
the shaman's spirited local brew
fires imagination
brings narcotic clarity to dreaming
of being here, now
the journey begins

~

n.b. Picture courtesy of NOP, who is on his travels.

CLP 16/03/2022

on time

remind me how you know
your truth is the holy one
a poet wrote it?

~

CLP 07/03/2022

on time

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

~

CLP 06/03/2022

on paws

just for a moment
remembering a spaniel
the four leg, Clover

~

n.b. I feel lucky to have met and worked along side this loopy hound on a number of occasions. It will feel odd visiting that farm sometime in the not too distant future (hopefully) and not be greeted by this lovable character. Life goes on.

CLP 14/02/2022

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

steel rails, steel wheels flash
through illuminated stations
each someone's last stop

~

CLP 01/02/2020

on memory

good place to walk dog
'net tells us legacy of
soldiers and miners

~

n.b. Public park built on land in South Moor donated by local colliery owners to commemorate hundreds of men from the district of Stanley, County Durham who died in C20th wars and a mining accident.

Dog leads weave like ivy on old trees. Life goes on.

CLP 24/01/2022

on Ukraine ii

if Russia invades
we'll respond aggressively
collateral damned

~

n.b. Someone factors in civilian deaths, which will mean children, mothers, grandparents, lovers, fathers, sons, daughters.

~

CLP 21/01/2022