Morning Sickness

Light draining from summer sky
Life draining from a marriage

Nothing matters anymore
Choking on tears

Everyone can hear them
Windows opened to cool night

A domestic blister bursts in
Removes all dream of sleep

She's beyond distraught
His vocabulary in retreat

It's twenty-to-two
She's twenty-nine, in pain

Trying to end it all
Before dawn throws it all up again

~

CLP 22/05/2022

on light

lights, but nobody
home to hope, still despair wins
until the next time

~

n.b. What is going on in there? Who knows, but more importantly, who cares? The rhythm broken, habits forgotten, routines disrupted; stuff yer Premier League!

CLP 28/02/2022

on love

turn towards the light
step inside, come be with us
we are no different

~

CLP 21/03/2022

on time

vomitorium
expels people into street
return home to what?

~

CLP 10/02/2022

On Life

Unclear as they seem

we have links to each other.

Connection or chain?

~

n.b. Choose, if you can.

~

CLP 07/03/2021

On Numbers -2

Days that we all have

Until going back again.

Where will I find you?

~

CLP 02/11/2020

On the Street xii

Smiles become tight lips

Breaths held, sentences halted

Nothing to hear here

~

n.b. At first I thought this phenomena may be an unsociable characteristic of city life, but realised it is a new courtesy amongst the unmasked, a show of respect for passing fellow pedestrians with white hair; not breathing out, postponing the moment of exhalation until some random old boy has safely passed by.

~

08/10/2020

On The Street xi

London Town from an Airbus, 2017

~

No longer gold-paved

Whittington has turned away

Back to the country

~

n.b. I refer you to the story of Dick Whittington and (appropriately for this FaceBook age) his cat. The cat ended up quite wealthy too.

CLP 10/10/2020

On Chess

Making the first move

Does not necessarily

Mean having control

n.b. As in a gun duel in any Western movie you care to mention, moving first doesn’t always work out for the best.

~

CLP 31/08/2020

On the Road II

We fall into step

Discover the passing beat

Of lost hearts and souls

~

CLP 26/07/2020