When the dust settles

When the dust settles

We are born seeing the world as a solid place
with different surfaces: earth, air, water, fire and so forth.
All solid in their own way.

We go about our lives interacting with each surface
creating things using a mixture of these solids which includes ourselves.

Sometimes when there is a silence there comes a clarity
and the dust motes begin their slow dance of finality.

If you sit long enough with the air around you becoming still
you’ll come to see things in their natural states.

You’ll receive a heightened appreciation of your surroundings
and with your senses reborn you can watch as the dust settles
to reveal a blank canvas where everything permanent, solid,
has an ambient essence of life with a different atmosphere.

You’ll see.

Changing times

My laptop is working again, but I’m not sure how long it’ll last so at some point I’ll need to buy a new one.

Apart from the laptop being busted I think I have been too. I know I’ve done this before but I’m doing it again and deleting my social media accounts. Facebook went in January and today I’m deleting my Twitter and Instagram accounts.

I don’t spend much time interacting on those platforms apart from the occasional poem on Twitter and uploading photos of what I’m reading or just general stuff including some of my writings to Instagram. I spend more time scrolling life away and not connecting with folk as I’m not all that good with the social side of things so it’s time for them to go.

This of course means I’ll have more time to spend here on WordPress, or at least that’s the plan.

Thanks for your continued support.

😀

Morse code

Yesterday the weather was lovely so I went for a walk around the village green. Unfortunately my phone will not send the photos to my laptop via bluetooth. Both machines are old technology, although 5 plus years in my view isn’t old, and certainly need to be swapped for newer models.

Technology moves much too fast! I don’t like to use the WordPress app on my phone as the thing keeps freezing and the app is fiddly anyhow so I sent them to my Instagram account, which is easier to use, along with a short video of birdsong if you fancy having a gander.

I managed to write four short poems three of which will be for my next book and one I’ll put here as it concerns the fixation we have with our phones plus it made me smile in a “flipping doodles you’re supposed to be out walking with your dog” kind of way while I was watching the person and also writing it 🙂

Morse code

Dog walker
your eyes
hugging that screen
while your free hand is
text, text, texting

Dog stops and sniffs

A momentary glance
behind as you are pulled back to reality
then more hugging and
text, text, texting

Dog lifts a leg
to leave his own message

Dash – dot – dot – splash!