on time

in twenty-four hours
today will be yesterday
there is only now

~

CLP 12/05/2022

Balcony Scene

i)

Trust me, this isn’t my doing

You can choose any friend

But family? That’s the bitter end




ii)

I could be anything you want

Say the word, we’ll elope

Run from convention’s rope




iii)

I come to you cap in hand

profess my love for you on bended knee

don’t worry about disputative families




iv)

Yes, he’s my father

I, his loving son

But he couldn’t stop us with a loaded gun




v)

Here I am in plain sight

I fear nothing, have nothing to hide

Take my hand, let's live


~

n.b. NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Eighteen prompt revisted: Give five answers to one question, without explicitly identifying the question.

on time

mid-May afternoon
leaves dancing on the ceiling
agitating breeze

~

CLP 10/05/2022

on time

through the arch window
heart of pepper-pot windpump
green power returns

~

n.b. Just a few miles from this C19th windpump, built to keep the marshes accessible for farming by pumping floodwaters back into the tidal reaches of the Yare, there are now the wind turbines generating the power to fuel the electric pumps that do the same job today. It is said that over time all things go in cycles, much like wind-power.

CLP 09/05/2022

on time

reed beds swirl in breeze
roots washed by tidal shifts
returning swallows

~

CLP 09/05/2022

on Ukraine xxiv

children of Bilohorivka
taught to shelter under desks
went to school as children do
registered as children must
each morning and for every class
were among those registered again today
in the rubble, broken glass and dust

~

n.b. Sixty people sheltering in a school in the neighbourhood of Luhansk were killed on 7th May. Today, 8th May is Freedom Day across Europe, including Ukraine and Russia. I urge you to read President Zelinkskiy’s address that marks this anniversary.

https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/zvernennya-prezidenta-ukrayini-z-nagodi-dnya-pamyati-ta-prim-74885

~

CLP 08/05/2022

on time

crash out, power down
just let the clock tick over
bounce back tomorrow

~

CLP 07/05/2022

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

on colour

white and yellow hues
lead into flowers of blue
then finally red

~

CLP 05/5/2022

on time

we knew rain would come
it was a question of when
would it start, when stop

n.b. All our April showers have come at once. It tends to stop raining just after you’ve walked home, obviously!

~

CLP 04/05/2022