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Living her best life OctPoWriMo2021 #3

I watch the cat curled in front of the fire Paws and claws flexing gently as she dreams The old habits return each year without fail As she worships the warmth flicking her tail Paws and claws flexing gently as... Continue Reading →

Travel musings OctPoWriMo2021 #2

This journey repeats My own daily pilgrimage Tribute unending What if I stayed on the bus? Or I slept oblivious?

OctPoWriMo2021 #1 Cascade into winter

October’s weather anticipates the winter Clear, glassy days interspersed with heavy showers A pervading sense of winter looming Scarves are swathed, encasing like a mummy Gloved hands thrust into pockets deep October’s weather anticipates the winter Sun shines on autumn leaves... Continue Reading →

OctPoWriMo2021 prequel

A year unparalleled in our lives beyond all our imagining I've sung daily and gardened Read and cooked and zoomed listened to vinyl and walked for miles but I've also been depressed and had days I did nothing but worry... Continue Reading →

Day 31 #OctPoWriMo – Rainy Halloween

Shimmering Moon kissed silver curling Glowing as moonbeams lance from above   Fireworks bloom Against a purple sky Dark as the skin of an aubergine   Winds scatter Rainclouds that drift awry No children are hiding in shadows   Trick... Continue Reading →

Day 30 #OctPoWriMo – why I write

Prompting from the ether, you have inspired my muse; so many use your special twists to find a path, yield a pen and write pain or love or loss or laughter – our relief, our expression, ourselves, our inner thoughts... Continue Reading →

Day 29 #OctPoWriMo – Devolving Infrastructure

Train travel is a recent concept for me Travelling by bus to catch a train! They took our trains away long ago Before I was even born The beginning of reducing the conditions That improve standards of living Divided by... Continue Reading →

Day 28 #OctPoWriMo Rags to Riches

A tiny mewl drew his eye o’er the fence To a drop of angry, inky blackness That hissed and spat and arched her sodden back Rescued, pampered, fed and cared for – she rules home wherein she dwells, her domain ... Continue Reading →

Day 27 #OctPoWriMo – Halloween tradition

Halloween beckons both young and old out: gathering up flammable things to burn - a bonfire build, what craic to be about! Old mattresses, tyres, posts- all took a turn, for risks and worries we had no concern! The pile... Continue Reading →

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