Poetry Blogs (2020, underground)
Nicola Beckett on Thank You WOL (3 hours ago)
NB. Six more Haikus in my sequence Underground
You smile after he
Hides his wedding ring then slips
getting off the train
Makes the late running train feel
even much later
He doesn’t wake him up
until he has missed his stop
the first train sprints out
infused with an energy
into the sunrise.
Monday 14th September 2020 11:59 pm
They'd seen each other on the
Tube, followed day after day by glances and
Hesitant smiles and he'd meant to
Make his move
Break the ice but then came
Now he's mobile again, wondering if
She'll sense the smile beneath his mask
But there's no sign of her
Is she scared to emerge, furloughed or God forbid, sick?
Will he see her again?
Last night he watched T...
Friday 15th May 2020 11:35 am
Bought a bomb shelter cheap,
cost me next to nothing at the auction.
Once in it they would never get me out,
not as long as they want to make me pay.
Fifteen years of poll tax to keep them bastards in power.
What do they know of the struggle of the common man?
Keep the wolf from the door by all and every means.
Got me 30 years of food and m...
Friday 27th April 2012 3:37 pm
If we could look at the earth in a few thousand years from now,
we would see a nightmare vision. A planet ravaged by massive ice flows,
poisonous radiation storms and acidic oceans.
A naive mankind has done this. Now man has gone underground, far below
the poison and the cold.
It will be ten thousand years before he ventures forth again. Now he l...
Wednesday 28th December 2011 1:46 pm