On Proof

words had made no sense

so you placed my hand inside

your heart packed with ice

~

CLP 15/07/2021

On Display

finally at rest

no need for further pretence

true colours revealed

~

CLP 14/07/2021

Dream #20

you know, this thing that didn’t happen

anywhere but my head, seemed real

I remember everything about it

conversation, colours, the amazing food

all the personal touches

every sensation, but smell

smell? nothing.

I thought nothing of it until I was asked to leave

as I said, it seemed real

but without a scent of the place

without that, I knew something was wrong

I thought I could smell a rat

~

CLP 16/06/2021

Dream #16

there is sadness in empty time

marked by irreversible movement

of hands that cannot be rewound

tracking in relentless orbit

forward, forward, forward

not noticing the swallow on the hedge

not pausing at the sparkling brook

not hearing the rustle of yellow rattle

playing music in the meadow

not understanding this is it

that here might be happiness

~

CLP 10/06/2021

On Dreams ix

Is it possible

to call back and reshape dreams

based on harsh home truths?

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CLP 15/05/2021

On Fear

were this heart to cease

tonight it would die happy

love lives without fear

~

CLP 13/05/2021

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CLP 13/05/2021

On Happiness

Do not pursue me

I will find you soon enough

Simply live your life

~

CLP 11/04/2021

On Anxiety

What is going on?

Everything was under control

Now? I’m not so sure.

~

n.b. Hey, Life’s like that. Sometimes it’s best to just go with the flow.

~

CLP 21/03/2021

On Snow

Unfamiliar

precipitation collects

footprints betray us

~

CLP 07/02/2021

On Reflection

Echoed words recede

Ripples on the lake flatten

Clarity of air

~

CLP 04/02/2021