Scrap Heap Challenge

Day 2’s second poem….an homage to using all your scraps up in the kitchen….the glamour!! Fairly loose leeks Kept in the fridge For weeks Brussel sprouts Crying to get out Of their brown bag And other swag From my unlovely shelves Are chopped And skinned And twinned With shining spices And flashing flavor Until we…

Rhyme time

April again….Napowrimo! This one is about time and it’s value Foundations Every waking moment is different and unique It will never come back and we can never peek Backwards and relive our time It runs quicksilver gone But always leaves it’s legacy It’s echo and it’s tone. We may lose every minute yes But each…

Now

I gave Younger an impromptu lesson in mindfulness today. We went to the shop and we bought some bread. Just baked. And it smelt wonderful. And I gave it to him to sniff and I said to him darling, this is what you have to remember. What does that smell make you feel like? And…

People soup

Porridge tastes better in the dawn As water drips off my wetsuit  a chorus of chatter, of laughs and faint screams  and make mine a chocolate and don’t hold the cream. the sun slowly lighting us up as it lifts  and time is so precious  So relish the gift  and soon we’ll return to real…

Peck

I was once told that there are two Types of folk in this world The ones who leave you safe and warm And those who leave you cold. Not cold as in, you just don’t care No, I mean chilled and hurt All life leached out because they drain Your joy by their salt words. …

Folding

Today I folded paper and My son dictated the design.  He chose my folds, the way I turned The paper, here then there.  I find the folding soothes the soul I love to concentrate To focus is to forget – i find It helps me lose the thread.  I like to let my mind unwind…

Supernova

The timeline is complicated But unforgivingly straight  Before the night We shine We burn I’m bright, I know I have letters to prove To me, at least. But Perhaps this fire this inner flash This drive these files this splash Are my last gasp My battle cry Before I start to fade. I’ll rage against…

Berlin face off 

I was standing on the pavement My fingers cold and stiff  The phone loose in my hand  It’s job done Directions good. I saw my goal Iconic and cool Lines clean against the cobalt rise And then a blue Familiar friend Caught my eye and As I bent Towards its light  I saw my life…

Rocking

I crashed and burned today,  my body just refusing  To move the way I wished it to, I stopped and pain ripped through. My friend appeared and so I asked For help. She did, of course. And so I glided home A passenger  all tucked in tight But weary to the bone. My partner saved…