Wander Woman*

I’m not so much Wonder Woman As a woman who simply wanders… Errant in mind and quick to distract, In order to simply not look back. Occasionally pausing to ponder The rocks and pebbles in my path. The whether-to-weep or whether-to-laugh, The whether-to-stop-where-I-am-and-just-sit… If only I had both will and wit To turn my back […]

Faith, Hope and Dignity*

Still reeling after all these years Of watching my mother slowly disappear:* First the forgetfulness, nobody thinking If she’s deaf with no aids in, that won’t be surprising…¹ Secondary but with increasing strength, A growing erosion of confidence. Vulnerability only now revealed As she loses the wherewithall to conceal Those things I think she knew […]

Sunshine & Solitude*

I scroll through my emails from habit Hoping quielty for something to read, Wading through spam in frustration At just how easy it is to plead… To launch a cause into the ether To capture attention web-wide Entreating strangers to sign and share Without much sense of pride. A name and viable email address Are […]

Sendentary Saturday*

Ah, the delights of Saturday morning:* No alarms, just slothful yawning, Radio on in constant conversation, Concealing the inevitable cognitive vacation… Elicitng a Cocktail Party Effect That contributes nothing to my intellect, (In truth, already wholly diverted By stuff on the ‘net so blatantly asserted, Somehow knowing, without my consent, There’s money somewhere, just waiting […]

Fellow Ship*

I hope you don’t mind my taking of the liberty To spread a gentlle note of Christmas sensitivity- Quietly respecting those on their own, Whether by choice or a state to bemoan. This time of year can be that much harder When there’s nobody else to share the ardour- The excitement of childhood looking on, […]

Pre-Christmas Chaos*

‘Tis the season of chaos-born fantasy… Frantic shopping an inevitability With last minute touches still to be found In spite of the urge to flee from the town. High Streets rivalling the M25 With hordes of pedestrians grappling to survive, Dragging their children and multiple bags, The joy on all faces beginning to sag, Caught […]

Great Expectations*

I’ve long come to the conclusion That there’s rising cause for confusion In the popular notion that Man has power To protect every animal, tree and flower Through work in the name of conservation -A complicated situation, Somehow misrepresenting the fact That whatever we do, we can never go back: We can never revoke the […]