Don't even think about it - that's my advice
but who listens to that?
certainly not me, though it's all my idea
thinking of DIY at seventy eight.
I'm nursing my wounds just now
and re - grouping as my energy falls
it's all about screws and nails
twisting and shouting with pain and frustration
trying to match the plan with the dream
of proud completion, standing back
Monday 20th June 2022 9:25 pm
The last two summers had brought false widows
out onto window sills, eaves and sundry surfaces
hunched up or splayed according to chance.
The summerhouse, home to a cocoon, was overstacked
with tiered objects that I occasionally disturbed
to reveal dark access points musty from winter damp,
half obscured by jaundiced plastic windows
turned opaque by years of heat.
Saturday 11th June 2022 8:11 pm
There's gladness in the crowd
but also the sublime madness of worship
and of freedom, subordination too
to something somehow superior
an outpouring overdue.
There's the unsung song stirring again
the serving horses, the unquestioning
of the display under control,
pecking orders strategically followed,
even the skies look up,
and those in the know
will say thi...
Monday 6th June 2022 9:23 pm
Dear Queen I'm ten years old
and I like you a lot
and also Dear Queen my mum is forty
she's also a fan.
My Dad liked the Duke of Edinburgh.
My brother is keen as well
and likes all the royals,
and Dear Queen
my cousin is twelve and is also a fan
and my sister likes Prince Harry.
Dear Queen i'm ten years
in case you have forgotten Ma'am
my uncle is fifty, h...
Wednesday 1st June 2022 8:10 pm