ways and means

coke glass on top of wall

Sometimes what you want is inaccessible.

They say the sky’s the limit, but it’s way beyond your grasp.

buddleia seed head, bare twigs and construction crane agains blue sky

Things are complicated: you feel you’ll never manage to track down the ends to unravel the different threads.

straps and belts

Whichever way you turn, your path is blocked.

moss on wall

There are barriers to progress on all sides.

roadwork barriers

But if you find the right tools,

JCB machinery close up

and channel your efforts,

hydraulic cables

with a little bit of luck…

horse-shoe on lintel

even the clouds can be brought within reach.

clouds reflected in car rear window

Author: don't confuse the narrator

Exploring the boundary between writer and narrator through first person poetry, prose and opinion

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