on Switzerland v

constant spinning web
silk threads entangle us all
we await spider

~

n.b. Mountains shown are in France…national borders are just lines on maps after all, or mountains, or rivers, or wastelands, or shores.

CLP 28/09/2021

on Switzerland iv

what defines our worth?
our place in society?
is it just money?

~

CLP 28/09/2021

on Switzerland iii

meet ten people
two work anti-corruption
mountains of money

~

n.b. Catherine Belton’s book “Putin’s People” mentions Switzerland (and London) frequently. She and the publishers are subject to a number of libel suits in London at present. We’ll see how that pans out.

CLP 27/09/2021

on Switzerland iii

heat of late September
accumulating moisture
brewing thunder storms

~

CLP 25/09/2021

owls

we diverted into a field gateway
parked up, got out to watch
the rising Harvest Moon
create silhouettes of Scotch Pines
mist from the marsh crept up
embraced us in its chill

I heard one.
she whispered
just loud enough
to give me goosebumps

~

CLP 24/09/2021

on Switzerland ii

the planets and stars
worry not about our troubles
they rise above us

~

n.b. Jupiter and satellites with Mars over Lac Léman.

CLP 24/09/2021

on dusk

Sun barely abed
when with a gleam in his eyes
fat orange Moon wakes

n.b. Jupiter and her offspring were on their way home too. A busy hour or so around the horizon as the autumn equinox hoves into view.

CLP 22/09/2021

on morning

sunlight kisses corners
shadows fade into solids
certainty returns

~

CLP 22/09/2021

on swimming

break the cool surface
feel it slide up your body?
yes, you're beautiful

~

CLP 21/09/2021

the nine

caught in bed
trapped
by the mechanism
in that moment
crushed

we watch, wait, adapt
to your painful progress
we learn
to live with
inconvenience

we wish you well
but must press on
with the demands
of our digital world
regardless

~

CLP 21/09/2021