Spring Things*

There are just a few signs of spring in my yard: The earth still resting, clogged and hard With weeds of all sorts taking up the challenge To wreak their bold, unfettered revenge, Presuming (rightly, one might suppose) They’ll see no trouble from the rose, A plant of sentimental worth While firmly rooted in the […]

Revelry Revenge*

So… I got up too early The well-worn routine Too much of a habit For this weary machine. And right from the off, It’s been a disaster Starting with a car That wouldn’t go faster. Wouldn’t, in fact, go anywhere at all, Resulting in a telephone call To a local taxi company Hailing their their […]

Auld Lang Syne*

With this being the back-end of twenty-seventeen, What will you say about where you’ve been…? Did you achieve all you promised you would? -Is if fair to say all was basically good With no real need to further confess, Those little things in need of redress?? -Unless, of course, you’re choosing to share In order […]

Receipt Deceit*

Christmas is coming – Just in case you cannot tell… Streets jammed solid with serial shoppers, A particular personal hell: People walking side by side Clutching their carrier bags with pride, Glowing with gentle thoughts of hope For this year’s gift -No more ‘soap-on-a-rope(!) Or Dad’s Favourite Aftershave (To be fair, he’d never felt that […]

Organ Recital*

A ‘presumed consent’ debate situation Has arisen regarding human organ donation:* Whether every owner, once expired, Should surrender their organs as required, The simple idea that these are now there To benefit other folks’ medical care: Presumed consent the new intent, A peculiar and vexing sentiment… Well met, I’m sure, by family and friends Whose […]

Acceptance*

If we feared ‘Strangers’ less and took time to acknowledge That, yes, they’re not party to certain knowledge, If we made ourselves available instead of unassailable And recognised the value of potential contributions, Would that perhaps enable more creative solutions? The building of bridges with hope and expectation A singular contribution to the Future of […]

Safety in Numbers? *

Do I take my rights for granted? Yes, perhaps I do- Like fish with no concept of water Or animals with no sense of the zoo… I learned from sometimes painful experience Of mine and others’ making; From Trial-and-Improvement as much as Mistaking. Guidance and admonishment were also active partners Resourcing me to manage the […]