Walking home from work

The sound of lightning
the smell of rain
someone jumps at the crash
but ignores the flash

Trudging through the carpark
head throbbing with pressure
water running down my back
jacket waterproof no more

The natural fireworks impress
but I am not cowed at all
enjoying the storm
feeling alive

Caught on the stairs again

Caught on the stairs again
Trapped in the watery stare

‘Morning Bill’

His dog looks up
With a woeful weeping glare

_______________

How the stairs have changed
Modernisation for another age

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Caught on the stairs again
Trapped in the watery stare

‘Morning Harry’

My dog looks up
With a woeful weeping glare

Journey

I woke one morning and couldn’t get out of bed

Eventually I did, I went through the motions

 

The darkness was deep

I kept people at a distance

 

 

Am I still too close?

 

 

The sound of a child singing took my attention

The words weren’t clear but the melody was soothing

 

After a while, I realised the singing had stopped

The melody played

again

and

again