The Age of Reason*

When we were young, we wanted to grow up But none of us expected to grow old. We listened to our parents and learned from our elders And generally did as we were told… When things went wrong, we found a way To put them back together Constantly re-configuring allegiance Believing we’d been clever. The […]

Goods and Chattels*

There’s a sudden rise in tension On the business of workplace pensions, The Laws of Olde maintaining a line That not being wed is far from fine; Those years, decades, of solid commitment Deemed by some to be insufficient, Simply for the lack of a permanent contract From which, it appears, so many retract Finding […]


Time waits for no man, Or so I am told- The subtext suggesting we’ll all grow old If we are lucky enough to survive The multiple rigours of modern life: The chaps with the challenge of baldness and worse And women facing outcomes just as tough to reverse While from this fragile inevitability Emerges an […]