Holy Orders

In the interest of readers' sensitivities, this poem is harsh because it's about the sexual abuse of children by priests. If you don't like that THEN DON'T READ THIS.   Is the Host ready? Did you clean the Chalice? Are all the napkins lined up? Fair play, boy, you’re a sound man. Come and see…Read more Holy Orders

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Stray Dog

A stray dog, curious but reticent, sniffs a wall, a pole, watching, detached, wonders how that dating thing’s working? His own life’s reflected disinterest, disregard who cares, who gives a fuck Cupid never interrupted nor paid heed. A smile, a glance of guile and gullibility, the fear of giving, lost in losing, never receiving, never…Read more Stray Dog

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