Unloved The whole house echoed With emptiness Spectres of past lives Crouched helpless In cobwebby corners Surrounded by Aromas of damp Tornados of dust Stains of neglect And rust A narrow staircase A leaking roof Peeling paper Were not enough To put them off Tenderly nurturing A wreck into a home Image found on www.dailymail.co.uk

Echoes of Aesop’s fables for a September Saturday

Grasshoppers Sitting by the side of the road On the edge of town At the end of summer In the harvest dust Catching gilded grasshoppers Giggling at nature’s whimsies Until our bodies ached Repulsed by button black eyes Rustling paperiness As they flexed and contracted Built up power Triggered Into a leap Of brilliant wing […]