Facial Recognition Technology* Would seem to need ophthalmology… And possible further intervening With thorough and detailed memory screening The stuff imagined in Seventies sci-fi, Apparently now scanning you and I And like an aged uncle or aunt, Not at all keen to be told it can’t… LIke a tourist armed with video facility Eager to […]

Reveille for the USA*

Woe is the World… This President Elect The one whom few will ever forget, Not so much for his politics As arrogant, headline-grabbing antics…¹ Unless, in fact, this is media selection: Whether to damage or simply court correction. The former perhaps the most obvious plan, Constructing the downfall of a questionable man. Creating a backdraft […]

Disunited States

America, America, We’ve been down this road before: Me and my country-folk looking on with awe At the hearts-on-sleeves emotion That rises from your crowds, As though if it ain’t hollered It means you just ain’t proud; The Star-Spangled Banner aloft across the land A symbol of identity we’re supposed to understand. So, what then […]

Civil Engineering*

A bridge over even mildly troubled water Would be quite an architectural undertaking, A structure designed to take the weight Would certainly be worth making But nonetheless leaves unresolved The problems of three restless souls Anxious to secure position As the country’s leading politician, Currently standing side by side At least pretending to be firmly […]

U.S. or them?*

Trump The Chump Has the whole world pumped With divisive statements That come from his rump On everything the world holds dear. You’re surely gonna find it here!!! Equality, opportunity, expectation, With or without recrimination Depending on the winning side And whether you’re in it for the ride… Sound waves in their mighty torrent, Rhetoric […]

Sartorial Intelligence*

I am the ghost of Winters Past Bred to believe the cold will last, Wearing my woolly over multiple layers In the face of unclad nay-sayers, The wearers of t-shirts in public places Even on days when the coldest wind braces It’s not that they all look hale and hearty It seems they may just […]