I am writing a long sequence of sonnets that will see publication in 2023. I thought it might be fun to share some of them in advance.
A sonnet is included below, along with an audio recording of me reading it.
Defenceless Against Time I never found the time to comprehend the passage of night, to decode the leasing of my life’s prime for the ever-greying white of certainty. With the duplicity of thieves time leaves me whimpering, unheard above the rustle of fallen leaves, a muted slipping from the stage without a word. Cheap wisdom protests nothing can make amends to arrest its going. If there was a lesson to take from this, its wisdom might see me growing, able in future to make more resolute defence against my leaking time with so little recompense.