On Memory

what is the story

you want to carry around;

love or betrayal?

~

n.b. Choose Love

CLP 01/08/2021

On Light

gloom forms about us

birch shuffles uneasily

blackbird flits to hedge

~

CLP 30/07/2021

On Time

I forget details

You cannot recall the date

We both know our truth

~

CLP 30/07/2021

On Thunder

within seconds of

flickering shadows on walls

shaken foundations

~

CLP 28/07/2021

On Off

without direction

we wander quite happily

we are not clueless

~

CLP 27/07/2021

On Empty

imagination

is fuelled by fumes of hope

I’ve lost sense of smell

~

CLP 26/07/2021

On Cigarettes

he announced I have given up!

six weeks and it’s rare I feel the lack

I knew just what he meant

having given up on us

but he omitted

how raw that rare

how this rare is more like blue

there is still a pulse

when the knife goes in

I twitch

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope x

sand grain off balance

others out of kilter fall

wind and tide smoothed shore

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope ix

however long night

sunrise clears away darkness

flowers reopen

~

CLP 23/07/2021

On Hope viii

words stuck in our throats

escape contraction, open

our eyes, free our hearts

~

CLP 22/07/2021