you lost before you started.
Friday, 30 April 2021
Thursday, 29 April 2021
for somebody you have never met
and do not know is utterly ridiculous.
"African Wild (or 'Painted') dogs
vote by sneezing,
deciding whether to hunt
based on a quorum of achoos.
When their leader – always female – dies,
they vote for her successor with eerie whoops and hoots.
They rarely fight and are particularly successful predators,
gleefully ripping apart live smaller prey
by each holding a limb and pulling in four directions."
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
I used to have a parrot that screamed
"HELP! THEY TURNED ME INTO A PARROT"
I am really a dog,
but nobody cares that I was turned into a human,
probably by anti-abortionists.
Monday, 26 April 2021
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Saturday, 24 April 2021
Friday, 23 April 2021
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Monday, 19 April 2021
are not really theories
People who are attracted to them
are not wanting information,
simply confirmation of their prejudices.
they don't understand the randomness
of sickness or the lightning-strike.
I notice that I tend not to believe
people whose faces I do not like.
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Saturday, 17 April 2021
Friday, 16 April 2021
Thursday, 15 April 2021
chastity is the strangest,"
wrote priapic Anatole France.
Had he not heard of serial rapists,
necrophilia, pædophilia, bestiality,
binding tight another's balls
with a leather bootlace,
and other forms of sexual cruelty ?
Chastity is no perversion -
but perhaps a kind of grace.
(Though a lot depends on what you mean
by perversion, and by chastity.)
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Every day, as I get out of bed
to open the shutters
I think of my dead,
my beautiful dead.
They come back in my dreams.
Why should I push them out of my head,
my beautiful dead ?
The first was my fierce grandmother's
beautiful corpse on her bed
whom I lay on and kissed in the hope
that she'd wake up before her soul fled.
(I was ten at the time.)
I stroked all their corpses,
my beautiful dead -
my aunt and my mother, my dogs -
all except one who was murdered.
The last one I killed because he had killed
too many chickens and cats.
I buried him with his ball
in a tumbledown shed
in the wood by my house,
the last (so I hope) of my beautiful dead.
Monday, 12 April 2021
...until all the infants are dead.
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Friday, 9 April 2021
Thursday, 8 April 2021
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Jesus had nothing to say
on environmental issues;
though he wore sandals
he was not an 'eco-freak'.
But for millennia before and after him
Nature has been turning the other cheek.
Monday, 5 April 2021
let us not do so 'positively'
according to wealth or fame,
by (estimated) carbon footprint,
the smallest of which is committed
by beggars and the poor, who receive
only the shit of the suffering we consume,
and will soon have no earth to inherit.
Sunday, 4 April 2021
Saturday, 3 April 2021
I might well and wholeheartedly have embraced Communism,
unaware that Lenin and Stalin (white males, like Marx)
had already destroyed it,
thus ensuring the terrible, temporary
triumph of Consumer Capitalism.