Category Archives: Prose With Pretensions

A Gift From Heaven

A GIFT FROM HEAVEN

Walking
With loved ones
Or close friends
And talking

Sometimes you don’t
Need anything more
Beautiful surroundings
An added bonus

A gift from Heaven

It’s The Wine Talking

IT’S THE WINE TALKING

The scum rises to the top
The dregs sink to the bottom
I’d point this out more pointedly
But my mum always said
It’s rude to stir (or point)

She also said
There are three things you should never discuss
Politics, sex and religion
Unfortunately
Nothing else has ever interested me much

Except
Of course

Writing

… She’d be appalled

Fellow Travellers: Shadorma

FELLOW TRAVELLERS

We’re always
Travelling alone
Companions
Merely serve
To distract us from what is
Inescapable

Three Steps To Love

THREE STEPS TO LOVE

One: I think
I love you.

Two: I learn
to love myself.

Three: I know
we are one.

Next On The Agenda

NEXT ON THE AGENDA

Perhaps sometimes it’s not
About you trying to connect
With another but about you
Waiting patiently for them
To try to connect with you

The State Of Things: Triple senryu

THE STATE OF THINGS

Perhaps the only
evolution we need to
concern ourselves with

is in fact our own.
Then again it’s probably
the only one we

can do much about.
It’s as if the two were made
for one another.

Some Regal Choices

SOME REGAL CHOICES

One may refrain
From clinging to
An abandoned
Past dwelling
Maybe hovel
Maybe palace
Or simply dreamt

One may refrain
From dwelling
On what may
Or may not
Befall one
In some yet
Imagined future

Or instead
Eschewing either
Call a halt
Place one’s
Frail attention
On an awareness
Of the current moment

For time
Like a river
Has a current
And each moment
An opportunity
Before it has gone
… Forever

On A Plate

ON A PLATE

So very tired of all those
Poor Facebook addicts
Posting pics of the food
They are about to eat
He posted a photo of
What he’d already eaten

Brown, sausage-shaped
Shining on a white plate

Sadly it did not go viral
Then he remembered
“If at first you don’t …”
He thought, “I’ll produce
A more successful one
And post it tomorrow!”

Ask Anyone

ASK ANYONE

Love
Is scary
Ask anyone
Who knows
How scary
Love is

Overwrought

OVERWROUGHT

Simply slowing down
Is far more important
Than we are generally
Encouraged to notice

Once having done so
Is it not then our duty
To try to pass it on?

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