On Memory

what is the story

you want to carry around;

love or betrayal?

~

n.b. Choose Love

CLP 01/08/2021

On Time

I forget details

You cannot recall the date

We both know our truth

~

CLP 30/07/2021

On Off

without direction

we wander quite happily

we are not clueless

~

CLP 27/07/2021

On Cigarettes

he announced I have given up!

six weeks and it’s rare I feel the lack

I knew just what he meant

having given up on us

but he omitted

how raw that rare

how this rare is more like blue

there is still a pulse

when the knife goes in

I twitch

~

CLP 25/07/2021

On Hope viii

words stuck in our throats

escape contraction, open

our eyes, free our hearts

~

CLP 22/07/2021

On Hope vi

we will meet again

that is written, ’tis our fate

yes, all will be fine

~

CLP 22/06/2021

On Hope v

light across hard ground

miles devoured with smiles

alive to what’s new

~

CLP 21/07/2021

On Hope iv

risen from deep sleep

with strength of limb, mind at peace

unburdened of years

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope ii

chest-deep in your tears

you waded to the far bank

found a place of rest

~

CLP 20/07/2021

On Hope

see, you have survived

but how was this possible?

your heart was broken

~

CLP 20/07/2021