Thanks to the magazine Raceme for publishing this poem in its No. 4 edition.
Watching a fly opened up the theme of mental entrapment – the way our thought-habits can keep us fettered, until we notice the ‘door’ …
Mental Fly A fly buzzes against glass, taps hard, scribbles and dots up and down the window. It can see all that blue beyond - is called by it it’s its nature to fly. But there’s this block it knocks itself against over and over - all that bombination, the energy spent working the same old pane. Such a shame when, with a sideways shift, the wide-open-door offers exit.