on rain

Now you're here, I'll sleep
Safe at home, warm in my bed
I've really missed you

~

CLP. 18/06/2022

on the river

take a walk with me
rising Thames and dappled shade
South Bank setting Sun

~

CLP 21/05/2022

on time

mid-May afternoon
leaves dancing on the ceiling
agitating breeze

~

CLP 10/05/2022

on time

we knew rain would come
it was a question of when
would it start, when stop

n.b. All our April showers have come at once. It tends to stop raining just after you’ve walked home, obviously!

~

CLP 04/05/2022

on luck (on Ukraine xxii)

cold rain and Covid
are we heating or eating?
anything else?

~

n.b. Escape your oppressors, come to the UK. You’ll be welcomed with warm hearts once you have passed HM Border Force with your visa.

CLP 30/03/2022

on time

go back, close the gate
leave the field of play secure
pretend it's over

~

n.b. Can you hear the scythe of the old man swishing through the long grass, or is it just a breeze catching the blossom?

CLP 28/03/2022

on spring

after bright warm day
night still comes in winter clothes
no allowances

~

n.b. It was nippy walking home tonight!

CLP 24/03/2022

on light

jeepers! steady on!
you do realise it's March?
get back in your box!!!

~

n.b. We can talk climate disruption, or turn on the air-con. You choose.

CLP 23/03/2022

on time

night landing
touched down nine thousand feet up
woken to the rainy season
cloud cover and the infra-red burn
Catholic guilt faced by Columbian gilt
alters the skin, the soul
the shaman's spirited local brew
fires imagination
brings narcotic clarity to dreaming
of being here, now
the journey begins

~

n.b. Picture courtesy of NOP, who is on his travels.

CLP 16/03/2022

on air

mist forms as rain falls
humid warmth of cloud cover
something and nothing

~

CLP 28/02/2022