Daily bread rising,

compost and loam.

Ten second narrative absorbed.



Fan cooled,


sparks flow in the rain,

street puddles grounded.


Routine directions,

follow the signs.

Profile features,

arches echo,

rerun the call.


Iris dilated,

hard edged frames.

Contour curves realigned.

Eggs, larvae tended,

rebuild the nest.


Nuclear age moths migrate,

erode crepuscular claims.

Arthritic fingers

smooth the grain.

Dante again.


Crops, fields and pasture,

pathways, wild garlic, the lanes.

Long summer evenings,

of play.



©RJC 2013