Love is blind, the Romantics say and justice too. Faith is blind, so predators pray in the dark
The cows were gathered in a corner of the lower field. dawn’s mist rose as we crossed the meadow, burly clouds jostled above us. There’ll be rain, my uncle said, his few words spent, like precious stones. The dew in the long grass soaked us, as the animals gathered for the long walk, their udders…Read more Nature’s Scheme
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
Three times we met in the space of a single month. I don’t care what anyone else thinks. That’s not a coincidence. Things don’t happen that commonly, I thought, without a reason, a purpose. Yet, even as I thought this, I began to doubt it. A man can be in two minds, as the saying…Read more The Last Hurrah of a Hungry Poet
It was around noon of a sultry, overcast day. Martin Mint wasn’t sure what he’d do with the rest of it. Pausing, he wondered what he did with it so far. He got up too early, he knew, but even with one thin sheet and his bedroom windows open, sleep was impossible. It wasn’t always…Read more Silver Mint
Some Trump apologists are putting forward the notion his motives are entirely Machiavellian in his efforts to promote peace like the ‘peace’ achieved by being duped by Kim Jong Un of DPRK, Netanyahu of Israel, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Assad of Syria. Some, recalling the living, waking terror of nuclear…Read more Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
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