My condolences too at this time. Poetry does help.
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I enjoyed this too Colm. The testosterone male expletive narrows the poem, devalues the tone of reflective wisdom, but perhaps that was the intention. A viewpoint on idle gods.
He scribbled a note for Liz, left it under his mug: meeting boyo - the Lion, left the pug - for you. He didn't get far, what with his bladder ready to burst. Stopped off at the Halfway. A dearer pint, needs must. Liz hugged the dog that brought its chain to tug her heart: simple love - like the brok...
I found this write very readable, fluent, with details that made it feel authentic. At times I felt there was material here to focus on in several poems, but then I enjoyed the whole. The wartime slogan 'waste not - want not', was a necessity, not a trendy mantra. With the growth of food banks, I'...