on colour

pretty, isn't it?
yellow with a tint of red
opening petals

~

CLP 17/05/2022

on light

come, sit on this bench
watch kaleidoscopic trees
run through all the greens

~

CLP 17/05/2022

owlet

a fledgling tawny owl
to whit, one learning to fly
landed here and sat still
we watched and waited
for it to fly
it watched
and waited
for us to go too

~

CLP 16/05/2022

Swifts 2022

I heard your squealing
delighted to see you back
over our rooftops

~

n.b. Later and fewer this year. Heard and seen 14/05/2022z

CLP 15/05/2022

on time

alone hours tick by
everything doubles when shared
all is relative

~

CLP 15/05/2022

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

on time

Don't count your chickens
they won't be bothered at all
they're not counting you

~

CLP 13/05/2022

on time

I can give no more
attention economy
consumed everything

~

CLP 13/05/2022

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.