ONE YEAR IN AND IMMA TALKIN TO CLIFFS #mentalhealth #lockdownpoetry #talkincliffsideblues

ONE YEAR IN IMMA TALKIN TO CLIFFS

ONE YEAR IN AND IMMA TALKIN TO CLIFFS

In which, a year into lock down, & driven daft by the isolation, feeling very down in myself, a 500 million year old cliff gives me a pep talk.

Stand up, go on 

ya little bollix

says The Cliff

sure look at me

houlding tough

in all weathers

all how-many-ages

not even the heart 

with all its grief

the heart of flesh

with all its losses & longings

knows how 

long

the millions

No-one knows

the god of eyes

can barely encompass it

the god of time

is half fed up with it

the god of hope

tries drowning herself

again & again

over it

& you  you

you by the cliff face

ya little wren

only expected to wobble

a bit now and then

for 

three score & ten.

Dave Lordan


It’s from my forthcoming book MEDIUM, which will be available free on Spotify & as an ebook downloadable from http://www.lordanslit.com. I am also doing a limited, collectible, personally dedicated print edition which must be pre-ordered from dlordan@hotmail.com, where I can also be contacted in relation to mentoring & editing services for those who want help with their own writing.

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