Monday 11th December

BLURRED:

The vodka bottle’s gone by the time I leave,
Cleared away by invisible hands,
Hands that no one thanks,
Thanks taken for granted,
Granted immunity,
Super hero cloak of invisibility,
In a bitter wind,
Knuckles turned Blue,
Who you call when you’ve run out of answers,
Saying goodbye to your crown

(K)

Sunday 10th December

IT’S FREEZING:

An empty vodka bottle stands abandoned & erect on the pavement,
Wondering what went wrong,
Blinking,

Someone staggers from a car park,
With a box full of random bits,
Lifted from the back of an off-road Porsche,

Looks around,
Sees me,
Staggers on,

They’re queue at all the peaceful places,
Sneezing in corners,
Too much talking,
Seasonal music,
Double-decker pushchairs,
Loud greeting,

They’ve fazed out my daily bread,
Replaced it with a microwaved thing,
Ping!

Everything reduced to gloop,
All the milk is coconut,
Where have all the cows gone?

But the boarder is soft this morning,
The mouths have been up all night talking,
Offering a gift,
To soften the blow of separation

(K)

Saturday 9th December

TRANSFORMER:

North to South,
Sunlight changes everything,
The weatherman’s warning,
But we got the sun,
We pay our taxes,
What’s the weather report?
Where are you?
I heard it on the news,
But you can’t believe the news if you want to live happy,
What’s the weather like where you are?
What’s happening?

(K)

Friday 8th December

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE:

Stay a couple of nights,
Pull my hair,
Do my laces,
Laugh,
Keep laughing,
Jam sweet stuff,
Yes!
I never had sweet stuff for ages,
Touched,
Well,
I never did,
I’m standing in a fine rain,
The kind the falls on Wales,
Like medicine,
Oh my soul!

(K)

Thursday 7th December

WHERE THERE’S TEA THERE’S HOPE:

I’m missing the end of an E,
Virtually burning,
Talking before speaking,
Walking before waking,
Silence inside the noise of nothing,
Slow burning halo,
Thinking too far ahead,

It’s about process,
Not time,
The room attracts inquiring eyes,
Adjust the light alright?
Can you see me?

A printed tiger,
A leopard dropping spots,
Cursing your luck,

Gathered round campfires,
Stories,
Conversations,
The softening of boarders,
Compassion

(K)

Tuesday 5th December

WE LOVE WHERE WE COME FROM:

I found a silent damp gathering,
Going somewhere,
Exchanging nothing but aromas,
Glances,
And electric games,
Cases for leaving,

Sky-hole to the sun,
Optimistic photograph,
Secret hush,
The walls move fast,
The toes get scuffed on best shoes,
The names of familiar places wait for visiters,

Spread a little happiness,
Parallel lines,
Parallel man,
Brilliant unusual gifts,
Interest free credit,
Hands together,
Clapping without moving

(K)