Month: March 2016

As Rare As Summer Snow

(Written for a friend who walked into the sea one day in 1967 and kept walking!) A top hat floating on the water Nothing left there, Just our total despair, And the wind, Your old umbrella gone, Misty solitudes sand in our shoes, Where did you go? I do not know from where your garments of rainbow came, Will they…

Cruel Time

Who am I to ask God for favors’? When the aging are made living skeletons in human flesh, and sit in ‘Care Homes’ lined up like the condemned before a firing squad. How can I pray, ‘not me please, let me escape’? Where did this deep-seated ego come from, that pretends that I matter more than a fellow human being?…

Silent Friends ghost in the ether of plasma screens

Silent Friends ghost in the ether of plasma screens; when the phone line breaks down, ‘send a report online’. The silence fills the space where human contact once was. I see a vast ocean of silent friends coming, friends that only come when you turn the electricity on. The TV box tries to break that unholy silence but, the only…

MADMAN’S BRIDE

SHE WALKS WITH LIES AND EXPECTATION ‘CROSS FIELDS OF FISCAL LOVE, SHE COMES WITH GIFTS OF CERTAINTIES AND MOUNTAIN CAKE PROMISES. THE CAPITALIST CONFETTI FALLS ON HER LUST FILLED HEAD, POWER AND MADNESS HER WEDDING RING. WITH EVANGELICAL FERVOUR SHE STALKS THE LIVING DEAD, HER BEAUTY MAKES THE MEN IN SUITS CRAWL ON BROKEN GLASS TO RECEIVE HER FAVOURS. A…