on Iran

let's face up to facts
immorality police kill
Jin. Jiyan. Azadi.

~

n.b. Women of Iran unmasking them, is what the men of the brutal theocracy fear most.

CLP 10/11/2022

on time

we're free or busy
lucky coincidences
a wonder we met

~

n.b. How many unknown paths intersect in a lifetime? How many known paths divide?

CLP 05/11/2022

on Iran

young people have lost
fear of authority's fist
new freedom riders

~

n.b. During my recent travels in the US I saw a statue of a woman sitting calmly. I saw the image repeatedly: in the Capitol in Washington DC; in Memphis TN; in Birmingham AL.

The woman was Rosa Parks. Her determined protest, to sit where she wanted to on a bus, regardless of the state law at that time that segregated people by skin coloration, fired up people tired of being oppressed, tired of being downtrodden. Her sitting down was a signal to others to stand up to inhuman authority.

In Iran, the people most oppressed by the theocracy, women, particularly young women, are tired of giving in too.

CLP 03/11/2022

on fear

why not come along
face life's dangers together
not you, nor I. Us.

~

CLP 31/10/2022

on place

we know each other
yet context is everything
greeting unanswered

~

n.b. Late October. A warm Saturday night, streets busy with Halloween revellers. People dressed to be unrecognisable. How would I have known who you are?

CLP 30/10/2022

on time

a moment enough
clues, questions, sufficient
to go look for more

~

n.b. A queue, half a conversation.

CLP 29/10/2022

on time

wait long as you like
water never runs up hill
best to go with flow

~

CLP 25/10/2022

on time

unfinished books pile
when will I be able to
sit down, rest in peace

~

n.b. I’ll spare you, dear reader, from the photograph of unfinished, some not yet started, books.

CLP 23/10/2022

on time

Run Norwich 10k
they ask, what is your best time?
It's right about now

~

CLP 23/10/2022

on time

all we have passes
what is it we really need?
used, used to, once had

~

CLP 23/10/2022