Organ Recital*

A ‘presumed consent’ debate situation Has arisen regarding human organ donation:* Whether every owner, once expired, Should surrender their organs as required, The simple idea that these are now there To benefit other folks’ medical care: Presumed consent the new intent, A peculiar and vexing sentiment… Well met, I’m sure, by family and friends Whose […]


Planet Earth is getting restless with her tenants. Their behaviour by degree increasingly repellent, From casual misuse to abject abuse And only now making headline news As humans, the arbiters of this decline, Awake to find they’re the next in line: Ecologists’ gently persistent voices Arbiters of now well-publcised choices To plough green spaces into […]


Is it right to keep animals in captivity Just to service the human proclivity To walk And talk And wonder And gawp At creatures in the space delineated By the natural world we’ve decimated? A sense of regard we too easily discard, Taking for granted All we’ve supplanted With the human assumption Of a right […]

Mobius Strop*

Somewhere between Happiness and Habit Is where we’ve abandoned our Planet, Taking for granted all we survey: Human consumption withering away The very things we crave to protect While systematically having wrecked The very landscapes we lament With time, money and energy spent In pyrrhic, infantile endeavour To keep things the same for ever and […]


It breaks my hard to see the struggle Of kids in class in a constant muddle, Clearly unable to grasp instructions And on the verge of starting ructions. Fidgety, giggling, turning round, A subtle disruption without much sound: Not enough to catch the eye Of any adult passing by “Notice me!” the clarion call Of […]

Developmental Psychology*

When I was a child, I thought like a child.¹ Curious, quizzical, just occasionally wild… Well protected in the safety of home, Granted the freedom to question and roam, With friends in play and trees to climb, Asking questions all the time, Exploring with innocent curiosity Anything, everything, open to me. Defined adolescent from age […]

Conservation Conversation

Re-wilding. What a wonderful notion, To regenerate nature through passive devotion ‘Allowing’, for such is human dominion (Depending of course on your opinion), The regeneration of diminishing species Sending the message that everything’s peachy For if mankind can just replace All we’ve destroyed to just save face, As though we can simply hide the shame […]