on life

while we're looking east
remember, there's a war on
American streets

~

CLP 15/09/2022

on reflection

what was it you saw?
something you recognised? feared?
did you not see me?

~

n.b. Taking things at face value isn’t always easy. Gift horses, mouths, et cetera.

CLP 14/03/2022

on light / on time / on fear

undressed in the dark
slid underneath bed covers
made up to see you

~

n.b. “We come from nothing, return to nothing.”

CLP 08/2/2021

on time

polite conventions
our coping mechanisms
merely scaffolding

~

n.b. What has form, seems solid, does the job for now, is nothing without foundations. Nuts and bolts rust, we need cement to build tomorrows.

CLP 28/11/2021

bee

visiting
attracted
then distracted
or discerning
the trace of others
before
moving on
or back
to one you know
still open
with a taste
you know
and trust
for now

~

CLP 21/09/2021

on faith

fair weather friendships
never survive passing storms
sunshine after rain

~

CLP 01/11/2021

On Off

without direction

we wander quite happily

we are not clueless

~

CLP 27/07/2021

On Hope vi

we will meet again

that is written, ’tis our fate

yes, all will be fine

~

CLP 22/06/2021

On Understanding

What relief there is

to know our confusion’s past.

For that I’m grateful.

~

n.b. In a complex world, establishing a little bit of peace, love and understanding is always a good thing, however long it takes to get there.

~

CLP 21/02/2021

On Waking

From night’s dark places

Eyes open to a new day

Illumination

~

CLP 06/02/2021