I yearn for your touch To reconnect me with the world I long to show you things Talk about my day Chop vegetables companionably Take tea. I need your hug, your open face I read your eyebrows Minute stories in movement We share long past People, happenings, changes You went before me Now I yearn… Continue reading Beloved
the rich get richer without trying the government hammers the poor children’s services are cut mental health services are reduced we grow food to throw away animals die for food we don’t eat young people can’t afford homes old people live alone and lonely we don’t trust politicians we don’t vote we keep quiet we… Continue reading It doesn’t make sense
Big sky Wide horizon Gentle breeze A clear path Distant houses Time to journey Company awaits Strong boots Light legs Lichen and moss Free to roam
Sleeping softly dreaming A pool of warmth A nest of feathers Gently rocked from side to side Dark Dark Dark Curled round cosily Sleeping on Silent still Ease Release Ease Release Ease
She is wrapped up in a mohair shawl It belonged to her mother She is watching her sister die Hospital seconds last for hours They take it in turns to sit beside Nurses are kind and watchful The last precious seconds slip past Pink turns to grey Life rushes out
When you are calm No wind, no noise When you are quiet No noise, no movement When you are still No movement, no ripple Then with the light Reflection will arrive Another image, newly found Reversed, but the same Looking in, looking out Gently undulating, Arrives, leaves it’s imprint Then is gone.
It was the big day. Finally after months they were moving. It had been such a hard thing to say. It would have been so much easier to drift on, living side by side, often amiably but mostly with tension and remorse for a life they had dreamed of but which did not materialise. And… Continue reading A new start