In jest, we call them 'creatures of the night'. In truth, we've never seen them by the light Of broken day, unless the rat called Bernard Counts! Perhaps great hordes of badgers, foxes, Mice & Muntjac deer convene outside The staffroom door when we have gone away? Well, maybe not, in fact! Besides, it's dark… Continue reading Random Thoughts on Creatures
I lost my glasses, falling over drunk One night, with no idea just where. 'd thought I'd see things clearly, even in the dark? Not so, it seems! To miss the fucking mark Is far-more easy really than it ought To be when stone-cold sober's done a bunk! But, now it makes me think, what… Continue reading Glasses: A True Story, or The Truth at Last?
Bizarre, it is, how all things change! This life, At once so sturdy & quite certain, death Creeps up on, woos & marries; just so love, In ignorant youth, pursues at first what hate Will make it shun in age; & total war, Its shock & awe, preferred to partial peace? Yes, ploughshares turned to… Continue reading Anti-Sestina: Abstractions
Heraclitus, Plato, Lucretius, Plotinus, all The Ancients, sage or pleb, were right & knew it: The Unmoved Mover cares not how we live Within a world of ever-changing seasons, Lands of loss & gain, & growth, decay And death, this flux of swerving atoms fit For rocks & stones & trees, yet not the reasons… Continue reading Autumnnesque
The creepy crawlies, slugs & snails & flies, Kittens, hamsters, elephants, any amount Of creatures not quite bright nor even beautiful, Now have got it made! They've come to count On human love & sanctuary's prize; Be saved, fit in with us, wild pride be damned; Just be a beast in need, an helpless animal!… Continue reading I, Alien
‘We always crave the thing we cannot have Nor get, no matter what it is.' Oh well, Then, just give up before you start! Possession Isn't all it's cracked up to be? And is it really true to say the object Of desire attracts the puny subject? Rather, it's the want & absence, lack Within… Continue reading Weak Obsession