on possessions

we can own nothing
all become
"personal effects"
our time is borrowed

~

CLP 26/11/2021

on the street

walk on gold paving
countless, not unlimited
transient riches

~

CLP 21/11/2021

on time

battlements, towers
rich gated community
wealth will eat itself

~

CLP 16/11/2021

on light

we, who came from stars
are sure that we will return
to from whence we came

~

CLP 10/11/2021

on Friday night

with dance macabre
we laugh at the masque of death
play Russian roulette

~

n.b. What on Earth is going on?

CLP 23/10/2021

October

fungi in heart of oak
working to bring giant down
humbling royalty

~

n.b. We are all mortal.

CLP 16/10/201

on stage

under spotlight's glare
all can see imperfections
of others' labours

~

CLP 14/10/2021

Oh! Mothers

it is said childbirth
is the most painful of pains
but not after this

~

n.b. Sons, brothers, uncles, lovers, husbands, fathers, friends. Young men, rest in peace.

CLP 29/08/2021

On St. Wandregesilius Church

abandoned village
graveyard dissolving in green
names lost in lichen

~

n.b. No, me neither! 🤷🏼

CLP 25/08/2021

On Mortality

i yawn

swallow a fly

this random occurrence

prescient

~

CLP 11/08/2021