Painted in Waterlogue

It’s all topsy turvy

poppies in January

seed heads in May

dead leaves in June

it’s about balance

pennies in the pocket

snowfall in July

but where’s the sense in

a cockeyed world


halfofusexperience hell daily

the experts tell us of warming

about hearts and weather

two’s company

three’s a crowd

syndrome or fact

lies told daily

but where’s the ideology in

hurricanes and tornados

fierce oceans and

earthquaked homes

who will save us now

sandals  shoes  headscarves

smiles  holding hands

forgiveness of

sins  misdemeanours

wrong footings

full moon madness

who will save you now

the elephant graveyard

the green man

the goddess of stars

prayers at bedtime

knees sore with worry

who will save me now

the thread in a needle’s eye

driftwood on the shore

truth written down

at the bottom of duvets

weather is now

a momentary item

fully present daily

in dreams

in our waking days

Author: pennysharman

Penny is a qualified Complimentary Therapist with over 20 years experience. She is also a counselor, a healer and an awesome cook! Penny is a photographer and artist, but her focus for over 15 years has been writing poetry. Penny has an MA for Creative writing from Edge Hill University. She has had over 100 poems published in magazines such as The Interpreter’s House, Obsessed with Pipework, Strix, The North, Ink Sweat & Tears and Beautiful Dragons Anthologies. Penny’s pamphlet Fair Ground 2019 published by Yaffle Press and her first Collection Swim With Me In Deep Water 2019 published by Cerasus Poetry are available to buy from her website: Penny’s second collection is to be published in 2020/2021 by Knives Forks & Spoons Press.

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