morning

light eases across bed
pulls back the winter duvet
solitude exposed

~

CLP 16/10/2021

on night

its cloak lays heavy
awake with longing for you
face of clock mocks me

~

CLP 16/10/2021

on stage

under spotlight's glare
all can see imperfections
of others' labours

~

CLP 14/10/2021

on London

taxing the low paid
while laundering millions
tennis with BoJo

~

n.b. It’s wrong. London’s financial machinery is central to money laundering crime world-wide. See the Pandora Papers for more.

CLP 05/10/2021

on fear

fight or flight or freeze
or stand up and face it down
no need to voice it

~

n.b. Does speaking of it make what is feared more likely, or less so?

CLP 30/09/2021

on time

I have been awake
too many hours, travelling
too long, to write now

~

CLP 29/09/2021

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 morning

sunlight kisses corners
shadows fade into solids
certainty returns

~

CLP 22/09/2021