Enjoyed all the pieces, and the photo is ace, and I can imagine someone for real making those marks, if not physically, at least mentally, as this world gets darker and narrower by the actions of those in power.
Thanks Alan - the photo was taken up at the Westinghouse site in Chippenham a day before the building and this old steel door were demolished. I have been thinking a lot recently about the me-too movement, the influences of patriarchy and how my life has been conditioned. No major complaints on my part, but I wonder about my actions over the years and how they might have been different. More thinking for me - I think!
Ah, yes, there is ever need for all of us to look closely at ourselves year in year out, and try to maintain our humanity. It's certainly a challenge as we've witnessed in recent years.
John Hawkhead (Bradford on Avon, UK) is a poet and artist from the south west of England. His book of haiku Small Shadows is available from Alba Publishing. You may like his twitter feed of haiga and haiku at https://twitter.com/HawkheadJohn.