Sunday, 18 August 2019

On other animals



Dogs are given outfits, blankets
A bed next to the fire.
Cats have diamond collars, velvet cushions, are admired.
Yet cows are lined up terrified,
Stunned and hung upside down
And pigs are crammed into crates
Scared by the gas and screaming sounds
Each cow has the heart of a dog
And a pig can make its own bed
But for some reason the love for cats and dogs
Does not extend to them.



C. LJ 2019

On Nature



The world is concrete and metal
I need the smell of green leaves 
Or the touch of fur of a kindred spirit
To remind me of early earth
When God walked with man,
Man with animal,
And among all -
Streams laced with sun.
I hold on to glimpses of forest
To mist above water
When walls and roads
Block the sky
And confuse where I came from.



C. LJ 2019


OCD (6)


It's exhausting
Reading script after script after script
And then casting
Myself as the villain each time
But each time forgetting 
It's not even real as I'm tricked by
My own brain
With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
Directing again.




C. LJ 2019

Rose Haiku



Petals make the mane
Of the rose that sways softly
Above steady claws 




C. LJ 2019

Friday, 19 July 2019

Relics


I'm walking through the wreckage
Of my former self
Finding relics
Amongst the rubble
Of me before I fell
Statues that tell stories 
Of who I was
Underneath
What once was buried treasure, 
Is now brought back to me.



C. LJ 2019

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Uniform



I used to sparkle 
There's magic in our eyes
I was told to sit down
Pressed into silent uniform
After a while I stopped fighting
Crumpled, I crawled out
And like a cat
Licked my wounds
And the dirt off
Bit by bit
And there it was.



C. LJ 2019

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Be


I walked with butterflies 
Over damp grass
Grateful of change and 
Restoration 
And a moment to
Pause
In the breeze
Watching wings and petals
Be. 



C. LJ 2019

On other animals

Dogs are given outfits, blankets A bed next to the fire. Cats have diamond collars, velvet cushions, are admired. Yet cows are li...