on time

imagine a scene
night club, four decades ago
we barely adults
our language music
dancing, laughter, eye contact
all and nothing said

~

CLP 16/08/2022

on time

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

~

CLP 15/08/2022

on time

imposing structure
built, rebuilt, then re-structured
oblivious Moon

~

n.b. How quickly things age, how brief our lives. The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, is now a couple of decades old. No doubt it will be re-worked again, or fall into ruin.

CLP 10/08/2022

on time

on outward journey
wonder of discovery
trepidatious

return passes fast
dull familiarity
slow recovery

always more baggage
souvenirs, memories
accumulation

one-way ticket, thanks

~

CLP 08/08/2022

on time

four decades since this
dingy seaside town was home
we have both moved on

~

CLP 05/08/2022

on time

brief visit ends
you cannot wait to be seen
depart in silence

~

CLP 02/08/2022

on time

fresh, aired bed linen
delicate breeze brings cool breath
hold me light tonight

~

CLP 31/07/2022

on time

couldn't leave you nor
take you home, so I left you
standing on pavement

~

n.b. Sometimes Life is too short.

p.s. The bottle was just there this morning, honest!

CLP 27/07/2022

on time

hear that? rain's patter
streaked, dusty window, cool air
grass barely alive

~

CLP 26/07/2022

on time

unbridled laughter
accompanies every step
for what do you watch?

~

CLP 25/07/2022