Pawprints*

Four legs good: two legs bad.¹ Just about the best advice I’ve ever had. Never trust a human- they just can’t stand still Sniffing the air with preconceptions and the drive for self-will. Looking to materialism as proof of status. Cautious with praise, they’d rather berate us. Bringing us down with words and worries. Wanting […]

Safety in Numbers? *

Do I take my rights for granted? Yes, perhaps I do- Like fish with no concept of water Or animals with no sense of the zoo… I learned from sometimes painful experience Of mine and others’ making; From Trial-and-Improvement as much as Mistaking. Guidance and admonishment were also active partners Resourcing me to manage the […]

Gestalt*

Trust. A quality that binds us In the ordinariness of things. The watching and the waiting, The inevitable vacillating, The trials and tribulations, Of unexpected stings. The unspoken given Of the space in between ¹ A simple acknowledgement Of the places we’ve been; Journeys planned and unplanned, With rocks on the tarmac, The kind of […]

Lethiferous Lout*

Someone trashed the window Of me ol’ man’s White Van. Stoved it in proper Just because he thinks he can. Scattering crystalline shards of glass To emphasise this work of class, An act with the intention Of some kind of henchman, With a mind of the mindless Who simply don’t process That actions maketh consequence, […]

Inauguration*

Never trust a man with a strawberry blond barnet¹ Without fully questioning what lies underneath it: The business of US president, an interesting precedent- A testing indictment of majority public sentiment. Too late for those who didn’t vote, A spectacular platform for others to gloat. Divide and rule, whether sinner, saint or fool, Whether prize […]

Partner Ship*

Mental health remains taboo. Perhaps to make it not seems true That any individual Should feel so residual; Pressures building drip by drop Until we feel we’re going to pop Just like a balloon on a candle flame Cooled and reheated over again. A chain of events with no clear source Leaving a residue of […]

Faith, Hope and Parity*

Sometimes There are things I want to say If I only had the faith to pray. If only I could find the grace To surrender to that spiritual place Inhabited by so many I know. For me, right now, it shan’t be so, For reasons I cannot explain. As much as I feel emotional pain […]