Friday, 29 September 2017

haiku

rain drops
spattering against the glass
birch leaves


© Rachel Green 2017

Thursday, 28 September 2017

short forms 28th September 2017

demons
offer a choice
to accept a deal
or turn around and carry on.
Madness.


© Rachel Green 2017

weak sunshine
in the outside lavatory
a cranefly


© Rachel Green 2017

promises
to a fictional character
unfulfilled
I should do better
I'm a terrible god


© Rachel Green 2017

old dog
five minutes to get down stairs
used to be five seconds

At the bottom
he forgets what he was doing
goes up again

is there food available?


© Rachel Green 2017

in the end, she wanted respect

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Monday, 25 September 2017

short forms 25th September 2017

Chloe
still trying hard
looking for a new plot
of a more literary bent.
Cornwall


© Rachel Green 2017

french lavender
flowers through leaf litter
downpour


© Rachel Green 2017

afternoon work
mowing the lawn
between showers
not an easy task
clogged blades


© Rachel Green 2017

painting demons
a garden statue
revisited
acrylic paint
and Winton inks
depth of colour
From a distance, it looks black


© Rachel Green 2017

weight gain. extra gym sessions required

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

haiku 23rd September 2017

osteospermum
a last flush of colour
before the frost

Friday, 22 September 2017

haiku 22nd September 2017

autumn exuinox
rolls in with warm sunshine
grass pods

Thursday, 21 September 2017

haiku 21st September 2017

raindrops
on the window
a fly shivers


© Rachel Green 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

haiku

wet grass
covered in craneflies
sunlit window


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Another day of no poems.




The last apple bought in Amsterdam, consumed.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

short forms 17th September 2017

Chloe
moving her house
to mid America.
Endearing British accent
Terror


© Rachel Green 2017

glimmers of sun
from an overcast sky
swallows


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full house
various people
on bed and sofas
towel cupboard
slowly emptied


© Rachel Green 2017

evening fire
a bit early for Mabon
but welcome

hissing flames
dry conifer branches
and willow logs

sulking elder


© Rachel Green 2017

Nightmares. A refugee from American Threats.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

short form poetry

no threat
can disturb her
search for her brother's truth.
Did he die for nothing at all?
Hatred.


© Rachel Green 2017

overnight rain
the penalties of long grass
hidden dog poo


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annual review
booked in for weeks ahead
first available date
I can't help thinking
I've got fat again


© Rachel Green 2017

doctor's trip
referral to gender clinic
for T-blockers

referral to ENT
to get my nose broken
and repaired

increased Prozac


© Rachel Green 2017

her size depresses her. More prozac?

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

short forms 14th September 2017

new art
definition
for public sculpture park
"Kids could climb on that" defines worth.
Funding.


© Rachel Green 2017

wind blown clouds
reveal a moment of sunshine
wet grass


© Rachel Green 2017

doctor's appointment
you take what you're given
or not at all
Today clashes with jiu-jitsu
farewell, passion hobby


© Rachel Green 2017

worn out
boxing lesson
in jiu-jitsu

in the afternoon
a little sleepy
takes over

("she's old and needs naps")


© Rachel Green 2017

She needs more sleep, these days

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

short forms 12th September 2017

his death
prompts funeral
rising costs at the shop
the undertaker's essential
service


© Rachel Green 2017

swifts
sweeping across the moorland
purple heather


© Rachel Green 2017

toadstools
creep like stubby fingers
on the forest floor
the dogs avoid them
rotting scents


© Rachel Green 2017

lethargy
infesting age
into my bones

so many stories
running through my head
so many books

so little enthusiasm


© Rachel Green 2017

overeating. An extra gym session required.

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Monday, 11 September 2017

short forms 9th September 2017

father's
blackened body
hooked up to life support
his face a glimpse of horror movie
for real


© Rachel Green 2017

sideways trees
and a downpour of rain
sunshine


© Rachel Green 2017

scattered friends
around the globe
community
psychotic writers
living in harmony


© Rachel Green 2017

losing ground
my interest in jiu-jitsu
waning

my teacher's interest in me
already waned
he has a new favourite

I cancel a competition


© Rachel Green 2017

faith in internet relationships now restored

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

short forms 10th September 2017

her  dad
self-immolated
in a garden fire
and never regained consciousness.
burned husk


© Rachel Green 2017

rain
cold Sunday morning
spattered lavender


© Rachel Green 2017

late chats
Ash shows me mods
for Skyrim
I go to bed late
but wake early


© Rachel Green 2017

It went well
we seem to like each other
on real life

fish and chips
and chatting around the table
my terrible coffee

Even Ash is animated


© Rachel Green 2017

self confidence lowered. Still needing validation.

© Rachel Green 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017

short forms 9th September 2017

living
in the present
with one foot in the past.
Memories of her dead brother.
Terror.


© Rachel Green 2017

sycamore leaves
covering the wet grass
crocosmia stripped bare


© Rachel Green 2017

a minute
staring at the wardrobes
and the pattern of light
I'm convinced I'm in Amsterdam
rather than Chesterfield


© Rachel Green 2017

post-holiday blues
remembering the day
missing appointments

I was supposed to have lessons
in jiu-jitsu and others
but completely forgot

missing Holland


© Rachel Green 2017

Trepidation. Meeting an old livejournal friend.

© Rachel Green 2017