Friday, 31 May 2019

31st May 2019

overcast
among the aquilegia
a solitary bee

© Rachel Green 2019

packing removed
from my rhinoplasty.
Remember the scene in Total Recall
where Arnie extracts the tracking device?
Yeah. Like that.
Twice.
But such such a relief .
For the first time in my life
I can breathe through my nose.

© Rachel Green 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019

30th May 2019

species geranium
continuing the blue theme
a profusion of cornflowers

© Rachel Green 2019

red hot pokers
Kniphofia uvaria
inelegant plants
recalling my youth back
a garden on the way to school
where we would dare each other to touch them
and I, timid,
afeared of being burned.

© Rachel Green 2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

29th May 2019


 morning sun
the peonies all in flower
oriental poppies

© Rachel Green 2019

sunshine
youths steal the charity bags
left out for collection

© Rachel Green 2019

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

28th May 2019

Night rain passes
leabind a growth spurt of grass
Aquilegia hidden

© Rachel Green 2019

Film Review

John Wick 3
everything you expected
from a Keanu film.
Action, Deaths, Pain,
action, guns, knives
and Halle Berry.
Does no-one inNew York
notice all these deaths
in the middle of the street?
In London it would be different:
"You can't leave that body here, sir,
Littering is an offence."

© Rachel Green 2019

Monday, 27 May 2019

27th May 2019

sun...rain...sun
perfect bank holiday
sheltering ladybird

© Rachel Green 2019

fuzzy head
bloody snot pouring
rhinoplasty recovery/
honestly?
I would never go through this again
horror


© Rachel Green 2019

Saturday, 25 May 2019

25th May 2019

blue skies
picking out cornflowers,
iris, aquilegia

© Rachel Green 2019

old photos
labelled in Italian
scanned into the PC
a digital footprint
they never expected.

© Rachel Green 2019

Friday, 24 May 2019

24th May 2019

morning heat
oriental poppies
and blue iris

© Rachel Green 2019

ouchies
nose reconstruction
healing slowly

© Rachel Green 2019

Thursday, 23 May 2019

23rd May 2019

overcast
a fitting tribute
to the European elections

© Rachel Green 2019

dead phone
wont keep a charge
but lets me read Kindle
on 1% battery.

© Rachel Green 2019

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

21st May 2019

bright sun
oriental poppies
dead phone

© Rachel Green 2019

dead battery
in my phone
thanks to the washing machine
everything works
(except the camera)
so a replacement ordered
Thanks, small savings sum.


© Rachel Green 2019

Monday, 20 May 2019

20th May 2019

may blossom
scents the air with summer
clouds of midges

© Rachel Green 2019

dog's terror
of a weekend visitor
leads her to hide in the garden
settling behind the shed
shunning comfort
and food
even after the guest has gone
her legs
shaking with fear

© Rachel Green 2019

Sunday, 19 May 2019

19th May 2019

overcast
ramsons fade away
peony blooms


© Rachel Green 2019

I don't have poetry
in my heart today
too many nightmares
and a lack of sleep
At least
I still have hope.

© Rachel Green 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019

18th May 2019

overnight rain
settles into morning clouds
chimneytop magpies

© Rachel Green 2019

Thankyou, but no
I don't want any
especially not now
so goodbye, sir,
goodbye

© Rachel Green 2019

Friday, 17 May 2019

17th May 2019

glorious sunset
through the pantry window
wine bottles

© Rachel Green 2019

bumblebees
exploring the nectar
in the aquilegia.
Meanwhile
I spoon a pound odf eucalyptus honey
into the compost heap.
Nobody likes it
except the ants.

© Rachel Green 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019

16th May 2019

sunshine
brightening a bird's colours
goldfinch

© Rachel Green 2019

scattered pearls
and semi-precious stones
where did they go?
A hundred or so
among the south coast flints
of a witch's circle
all vanished.
One suspects an intruder.

© Rachel Green 2019

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

15th May 2019

heat
in the dappled shade
foraging robins

© Rachel Green 2019


Home-made muffins
Yes, Karen,
this is why I'm fat.
Let's not count
the recent injuries
the ongoing depression
and the death wish.

© Rachel Green 2019

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

14th May 2019


oriental poppies
exploiting a sunny morning
window cleaners

© Rachel Green 2019

 advised
to stop thinking about death
and how much I crave it.
It hasn't brought religion
just peace/

© Rachel Green 2019

Monday, 13 May 2019

13th May 2019

seeding ramsons
occluded by taller plants
sleeping cat

© Rachel Green 2019

 spam folder
contains a blackmail notice
with a message from myself
undisclosed website.
Send a thousand dollars
or I release the webcam video
of you watching porno.
They know my password
to whatever site it is
but it's a genuine password
I use often
on non-confidential sites;
one with no card information,
I haven't watched porn
since I was a teenager
and whatever they have
is probably my gaming
but still,
that is my password.


© Rachel Green 2019

Sunday, 12 May 2019

12th May 2019

roses
among the raindrops
yellow poppies

© Rachel Green 2019

 the scab
slipping away
in a moment of joy
meeting people
over a game of cards
and a new board game

© Rachel Green 2019

Saturday, 11 May 2019

11th May 2019

sunshine
over the sparrowsong
may blossom

© Rachel Green 2019

 when I was young
the rattle of dustbin lids
signalled a visit by foxes
seeking easy food
My kids will never know the thill
of watching a vixen and her cubs
in their back garden
nor the closedown signal
after the BBC plays the National Anthem.
No Spangles or Hobos
or the excitement of finding a porno mag
in the hollow of a tree.
Sadly,
they still learn homophobia,
transphobia,
the fear of infectios diseases
and the xenophobic racism
of old cisgender white men.


© Rachel Green 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

10th May 2019

old shed
covered in wisteria blooms
morning rain

© Rachel Green 2019

 fifteen years
from puppy to old man
my heartbroken sister

© Rachel Green 2019

Thursday, 9 May 2019

9th May 2019

cloudy sky
in pause mode
hopeful cornflowers

© Rachel Green 2019

 a brief message
to my sister.

I'm okay, thanks. 
Scrapes have all scabbed over
but my lower back still hurts a lot.
Nothing broken,
but my back and bum are a mass of bruise.
I fell in slow motion
quite certain I was about to die,
but I was okay with it. 
No regrets.


© Rachel Green 2019

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

8th May 2019

aquilegia and cornflowers
bobbing under morning rain
foraging blackbird

© Rachel Green 2019

 DK's new (to him) Jag
jump started and taken for inspection
turns out to be a wreck.
More damage than value
too much to be worth mending
that was the morning.
Follow with an argument
a trip to drop off charity goods
and buy nicotine
from a shop I've never visited;
add a dash of walking to the garage
to collect said wrecked car
and a blosson of pain
from existing injuries.
I forgot to write me' pomes

© Rachel Green 2019

Monday, 6 May 2019

6th May 2019

blue sky
over Chesterfield
police helicopters

© Rachel Green 2019

 a mound of washing
brought back from holiday
keeping me busy.
The ache in my back
a reminder of the holiday
lust passed.
Sleeping dogs
grateful to be home.

© Rachel Green 2019

Sunday, 5 May 2019

5th May 2019

bright sunshine
the dogs muddy paws
in the early dew

© Rachel Green 2019

 Worm's Head
brings a fall down a cravass
head and back injuries
I think I'm going to die,
find a curious peace with that
except for loved ones worrying.
I eventually escape,
spent two hours walking back over the rocks
that gave the able-bodied me grief.
Four hours in Swansea hospital,
I am pronounced probable to live.

© Rachel Green 2019

Saturday, 4 May 2019

4th May 2019

fading sun
dipping behind ancient stonework
skylarks

© Rachel Green 2019

 Worms head
an aim for today
heavy walking

© Rachel Green 2019

Friday, 3 May 2019

3rd May 2019

starlight
a pair of owls hooting
new moon

© Rachel Green 2019

 Three Cliffs bay
low tide meandering
in the stiff, sunless breeze.
natural tunnel
and pasties in a sheltered spot
Tired dogs
with sand-sore paws
Homeward bound.

© Rachel Green 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019

2nd May 2019

morning sun
twinkling on a calm sea
distant boats

© Rachel Green 2019

 holiday
long walks and meals out
tired dogs
whining all night long
and denying me sleep


© Rachel Green 2019

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

1st May 2019


Beltane dawn
tinged pink with promise
urinating dog

© Rachel Green 2019

 walking on sand
where the dogs gambol over tussocks
and paddle in fresh river water
At the waters edge
the sea beckons
pieces of lands far distant
etched into the bay

© Rachel Green 2019