Disinhibition*

‘She was, like-‘ ‘And he was, like-‘ ‘And she was, like-‘ ‘And he was, like-‘ ‘And she was, like-‘ ‘And he was, like-‘ And, yes, by now I’m bored. Long since losing interest In what I may have overheard, Wondering in my idle way What on earth it was she had to say That somehow […]

Off Your Trolley… *

Twenty-first century supermarkets Pose quite a conundrum indeed Selling everything we could possibly want Alongside what we don’t need, The vital business of advertising A virtual battle assuaged With happy, smiling model ‘staff’ Attempting to engage A tired mind preoccupied While resting in front of the telly On topics such as competing brands That’d make […]

Unplugged*

Put the bloody computer down. Pull out the plug, Put your feet on the ground! Let your mobile phone go flat And see just how you cope with that! Step outside and meet the day -It’s gonna be there anyway… Feel the wind in your hair And the rain on your face -Who gives a […]

E-gocentric

Is the dominance of the ‘white board’ To be admired or abhorred? Centrally placed in every room Contributing to the planet’s doom On the basis of pure stupidity That it runs on e-lectricity? Is it to be exalted, adored, On the grounds that I.T. is the only way forward? Humans defeated by marketisation Somehow persuaded […]

Statuesque

They also vex Who only stand and text. In the middle of a crowded space. As though theirs is a privileged case. Stopping still to make a call. Noting nothing odd at all About the fact they’re *IN THE WAY* As other folk go about their day, Taking not one moment of time To quickly, […]

Modern History

To film or just to intervene? To capture or to interrupt some potential historical scene? To risk your reputation in a tricky situation Simply for the ignominy Of being broadcast on TV In one of those hideous ‘real-life’ documentaries To be passed unedited down through the centuries. Unedited records so transparent As to leave a […]

The Fuzz*

The Beard: An uber-trend of men. A kind of Velcro alien… This growth of pride upon the chin May well conceal what’s deep within, Projecting an image of pomp and pride In which complexities reside, The safety behind hirsute aesthetics Assisting the hairless to feel pathetic. It seems to me that all the best creatures […]