on time

today, the first day
nothing lasts, all things must pass
permanent clichés

~

CLP 15/08/2022

on Ukraine

what happened last week?
losses accumulated
mothers fear the post

~

n.b. Day 171.

CLP 13/08/2022

on Ukraine

Pisky changes hands
is anyone listening?
it is a village

~

n.b. Look it up, it’s a village. There are people dying for villages. People dying for villages and Russian forces claim a victory. A victory for what, we ask.

CLP 13/08/2022

on rain

we bemoan presence
your mild inconvenience
weep at absence

~

n.b. Notes, coins and electronic tokens in private water companies’ bank accounts are worth nothing when Nature’s reserves have been spent.

It is expected that a drought is to be declared in England today. July 2022 saw just 10% of average rain fall for the month, while August has seen close to none at all.

We search the skies for signs of rain. What next, rain dances, prayers?

CLP 12/08/2022

on Ukraine

where's the crime asking
How many children have died?
Moscow is the place

~

n.b. Marina Ovsyannikova has now had the Moscow police searching her family home for evidence of crimes. This is a witch hunt.

CLP 10/08/2022

on life

I am harvesting
content for my first novel
tell me who isn't?

CLP 09/08/2022

on life

grown-ups planted this
there must have been good reason
makes a neat goal frame

CLP 08/08/2022

on light

amongst happy throng
one woman cries her heart out
rainbows come with rain

~

n.b. Oblivious of the calendar, I travelled to see family and friends and discover that Brighton Pride is set for the same weekend.

This means a lot of relaxed people, a lot of extravagance and flamboyance, a very large number of police.

So many people having fun, dancing. One young tearful woman being consoled by her friend. There will be hangovers.

CLP 07/08/2022

on stage

is not for money
it's about giving a show
out there, being heard

~

n.b. I think this band are a bit different. I greatly enjoyed their set at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton on 5th August 2022. Something of The Fall about them, or DC Fontaines, but different. You have been warned.

CLP 06/08/2022

on truth

speaking of others
reveals more about you than
illuminates them

~

n.b. ‘Your Face Tomorrow’ by Javier Marías is worth a dekko.

CLP 05/08/2022