on light

she leads the big guy
on a merry dance tonight
mist softens footsteps

~

CLP 11/09/2022

on dreams

aroused from slumber
implausible bedfellows
disturbed rookery

~

n.b. What was that all about? One dream I won’t be following up on. Thank goodness the day is bringing colour to the sky.

CLP 30/08/2022

on time

I should be abed
strange places are still open
just cocktails or beer

~

n.b. One of those past midnight hideaways that seems a bit strange at first, but that is frequented by reassuringly normal people, (even though I say it myself). Worth staying up to discover. Bar Garlochi, if you’re ever in Seville.

CLP 20/08/2022

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

brief visit ends
you cannot wait to be seen
depart in silence

~

CLP 02/08/2022

on time

fresh, aired bed linen
delicate breeze brings cool breath
hold me light tonight

~

CLP 31/07/2022

on time

what time was it when
we stopped, listened out for owls?
erratic rain spots
what were you thinking
when you scrunched leaves down my shirt?
quirky love tokens

~

CLP 31/07/2022

on light

stay with us for now
each night brings its own demons
brushed across heaven

~

CLP 13/07/2022

on the moon

did you really think
such beauty could pass unseen
behind a silk screen?

~

CLP 17/06/2022

on light

it's nearly midnight
there is too much of it now
they sing all night long

~

n.b. Not that I’m objecting to birdsong.

CLP 14/05/2022