I've been struggling this week to write anything that works. Once in a while I have times like this. I think I need to take things in, to experience, before I can assimilate my impressions and turn them into poetry. I think the pandemic is getting me down.
This is a little piece I am prepared to show.
once the coast was clear
all the humans gone
the gulls moved in to
savage what remained
night was falling
change was in the air
they had been here before
all might perish yet
I wanted to capture the apocalyptic situation we find ourselves in. Birds survived the last mass extinction, who knows what will survive this one.
This second snippet is advice from a character actor, at least that was how I framed the words.
be present but not central
avoid the spotlight
for that lime lighted circle
must fall dark
then where will you beSomber stuff huh?
Not everything is so bleak. I've been painting the back bedroom and listening to The Beach Boys. This is superb, such harmonies.Until next time.