Hard Lesson

Half a million spectacles Packed up in a warehouse Bales of human hair Carefully categorised In length and colours Brushes for hair, nails and shoes mouthless gold teeth The bald truth Of state oppression Organised Co-ordinated An inventory of repression Change the place Change the time Uganda, Bosnia Cambodia, Rwanda Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Afghanistan Somalia, Libya,…Read more Hard Lesson

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Two Faced

The man with two faces Has many options Laughing while he robs you blind Smiling for the flashing bulbs Kissing babies, giving hugs Sympathetic shrugs With one hand in your pocket He pats your back Cuts your tack Leaves you living homeless

Sometimes We Ask*

Sometime we listen but what do we hear? sometime stay still and breathe until a deafening silence opens your senses to the thunderous barrage, war without dimensions, relentless cascade, hate filled, race distilled imaginations, of meat on a block, value per pound, good muscle, good teeth, good bad air to breathe, until the air and…Read more Sometimes We Ask*

CRY

Cry, the world says fuck off, I don’t want  to know about you, Cry, wait a minute,  I’m crying about you, Cry? give me a minute I’m done about you There’s no measure between you or me you’re an arsehole the depth of the grand canyon you’re an idiot the width of a diaphanous can…Read more CRY

The Beauty of a Unicorn

The beauty of a unicorn is in its mystery, purple Adonis with sun bleached tresses, curlicued golden antler; a scaly, grey beast with a horny snout, beauty resides in the eyes of those who can see the fantasy in mystery and smile. The brutish intrude, as truth denied, a bleak horizon appears, phantasm becomes the…Read more The Beauty of a Unicorn