Two Poems | Lynn White

Do You Remember

Do you remember when

the future stretched endlessly ahead,

when the older looked forward

to a contented retirement

and the younger

to all the joys of life and living.


Now the mists are down

swamping everyone

in a gloomy miasma

and the future is closing in

moving closer and closer,

a cell-like structure

of mutating cells.



Shades of Grey

They’re placed together

like a still life by Morandi,

opaque vessels drably clad in multiple shades of grey.

I would have preferred the bottles shiny and green,

like the ten that once stood on a wall

and dazzled the sunlight with their emerald and leaf.

And the little jug should stand in brown and homely contrast,

though terracotta has a certain cool –

you know.

But style is important

and pots in shades of grey have a certain elegance,

but, it’s eloquence they lack.

Greyness doesn’t speak in colour

doesn’t sing or paint a picture,

so I know

it may be no accident

if they fall.

Photo by Tim Johnson on Unsplash


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Gyroscope Review and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: and

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