yesterday is gone

still morning crispness

the white frost crunches beneath

– unlit fire awaits

my house is cold now

empty of things from before

– I will light the fire

There’s only today

and tomorrow is unknown

– the fire will warm me

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orange wall

In Musselburgh there is an orange wall. A painted wall that stretches around a roadside property. The property looks Victorian but it is mostly hidden by the orange wall.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASet into the orange wall is some sturdy gates that are painted a subtle blue to fit in with the orange.

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Dogs barked at me as I took pictures and I could see the high security of the place.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA round tower looks over the wall.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn paper I couldn’t imagine it working – such a long wall painted orange and blue/green gates to go with it but it looks fine and is not at all garish or unpleasant. Brave people to make that decision, braver than me and the barking dogs……….

stalking peacock blue

 

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(They came up close and I didn’t realise how much they lost their feathers, they were lying all over the grounds. I have a childhood superstition stuck in my head that it is unlucky to have the eye of¬† a peacock tail indoors so I didn’t take any although I collected a couple and carried them for a bit. I stalked the moulting birds for a while to try to get close and capture their beautiful blue necks…..)

caught

often we are caught

the road to freedom

 barricaded

a soft web

encases around the whole

and as with quicksand

the more the struggle the tighter the grasp

the spider sits in the corner

the small entity rushes in to be trapped

surrounded and caught amongst

silken threads stronger than they look

belying their own delicacy

a torn kite

string hanging down out of reach

but flickering

moving

indicating angry gusts

and the fabric of the toy is forever hooked up high on wires that buzz

caught

as we are often caught

unaware of our predicament

until we try to wriggle and walk and step out

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