Friday, March 31, 2017

Checking Mirrors

Real fast food:
Porridge with peanut butter,
One hundred and thirty
Kilometres per hour
And coffee in a cheap flask
Quickly getting cooler.
Motorway mornings,
Foot on the accelerator,
Breaking fast behind the wheel,
A meal fit for a commuter.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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What's special in an old family portrait?
Is it the sunny day and rolled up sleeves,
The hair-styles and fashions of the era?

The bold colours of film from a dark room
In an age before high definition
Or digital filters? Or memories shared
By algorithm over sentiment,
By targeted advertising, and then
Quickly forgotten or lost in a flood
Of vacuous distractions, all sound and
Fury, signifying nothing? Perhaps.

Maybe it's imperfection, innocence,
Forgetting (caring for the pets) to pose,
The pure smiles of those no longer with us.