Sporting Chances*

Whatever she does or doesn’t do, It doesn’t feel like she’s much use to you. Except for the business of household chores -All the jobs of work far less interesting than yours. The bathroom, the toilet, the hoovering, the laundry, The kitchen, the yard: Do you see her quandry? The shopping list would even be […]

Sunshine & Solitude*

I scroll through my emails from habit Hoping quielty for something to read, Wading through spam in frustration At just how easy it is to plead… To launch a cause into the ether To capture attention web-wide Entreating strangers to sign and share Without much sense of pride. A name and viable email address Are […]

Pointing the Finger*

The postmodern pencil grip Sees me wince with discomfort As though to simply hand-write Is a Herculean effort… The way young hands and fingers contort With the pain of all their internet sport: Thumbs the dominant digits these days, Depending, I suppose, on the games they play. Gone, the Hopscotch, Jacks and Five-Stones, Replaced by […]

Man Up*

Goldie Loxx was a thoughtful boy, Imbued with inevitable folk-tale joy. At least, in readers’ imagination… For his domestic situation Was less than fair or desirable: More, tragically derisable… Every female living there Obsessed with frocks, heels, nails and hair, Leaving all domestic chores And other tasks that they abhorred To Goldie, his time fully […]

Manpower*

Give a man a problem and leave him to solve it. Give him a dispute and hope he’ll resolve it. Give a man book and teach him to read Give him opportunity and help him achieve. Give him a computer and leave him to play, Finding out all sorts of things to feed his idle […]

Viva Voce*

Speak and ye shall be spoken to. Stay silent and not be heard. The art of the science of communication Sometimes fickle, sometimes absurd, Especially when the need is there To check things out and simply compare: To test the waters, see how things lay Betwixt the worlds of work and play; Each and every […]

The Mythology of Technology*

They gave me a laptop and bade me, ‘Type!’ It’s really only now I reflect on the hype: The status of technology Supposedly empowering me Missing fundamentally The point. To write by hand May be not so grand, All higgledy-piggle With the strokes and wiggles, Crossings out and spelling mistakes But [expletive deleted] it’s the […]