.war news.

said he didn’t watch it much while things are unsettled

over there

a poor choice of word maybe

perhaps not alarmist.

we asked if he referred to the war

which we consider affects us all

he nodded then sat down in his garden chair

.yesterday & today.


talked of this yesterday while walking
the neighbour on his bike, his mother

my name from a refugee


trauma not shared
one is alone
it deepens

i take your words & use them


numbers do have meaning


we now descend into darkness,
drawn into night,

mistakes crossed, all can see
the errors ,the blots,that soak
the skin, the stain within.


one slip is all, one step too far, the world turns around . no control, no eating, disorder abounds. watch the ornaments fly…..