A Chaste Tree is not a Handkerchief Tree,
and certainly not a Judas Tree
(whose pods should not be confused
with those of the Carob Locust Tree, which are edible).
I have planted (at different times, in different places)
all three. Two of them grew well.
A Joshua Tree is a kind of Yucca,
and the various kinds of Benjamin Tree produce Benzoin.
There is just one Moses Tree, a very ancient Plane
(Platanus) in southern Turkey
said to have grown from the prophet's staff or cane.
Thursday, 20 January 2022
A Chaste Tree is not a Handkerchief Tree,
The oldest profession
is not prostitution
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
"He doesn't speak English, Miss.
"He comes from the Congo, Miss.
"I translate for you, Miss.
"He says that the bad men kill his grandfather, Miss.
"He says that the bad men kill his grandmother, Miss.
"He says that the bad men kill his dad, Miss.
"He says that the bad men kill his mum, Miss.
"He doesn't know how he got here, Miss..."
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
the one-eyed have nobody
with whom to share their vision.
Monday, 17 January 2022
Sunday, 16 January 2022
an unpleasant, competitive game
beloved of tyrants and dictators.
It may soon become an Olympic 'sport'.
I hate competitive games and sports, and so
I have not stooped to apportioning blame
beyond myself for my many
and sometimes serious shortcomings.
I blame only my common and universal
misfortune in having been born,
despite my mother's admirable and brave
attempts to prevent it.
Saturday, 15 January 2022
(given our alleged intelligence)
that we are surprised and even feel betrayed
by unfortunate events,
by happenstance and accidents.
Friday, 14 January 2022
Thursday, 13 January 2022
at the pompous Latinism of
(or Discombobulation) Theory.
It proposes quite simply that high expectation
tends to result in disappointment,
especially when the expectation is competitive.
Thus gifts which are wrapped induce less appreciation
than those which are not; likewise elaborate promises
of jam tomorrow, liberty, equality, fraternity, democracy,
prosperity...and the continuing ecstasies
of the palate or the phallus.
And what of The Gift of Life, expensively wrapped
in pregnancy, pain and the language of religiosity ?
For many humans it is a poisoned chalice,
though only through rape is it imposed by malice.
What are we all waiting for,
crammed into The Square ?
Miracle ? Bird ? Thunderbolt ?
Amazing son-et-lumière ?
The Barbarians are due today
in mire and fury, flame and flood.
They are Satanic Pedophiles,
Sex-traffickers who drink the blood
of babies that they rape.
They run the IMF, the World Bank,
the Internet and Israel, the European Union,
the WHO, and governments from Tasmania
to the North Cape.
They drink each other's sperm
and menstrual emissions.
They own the banks, the supermarket chains
the airlines, the shipping companies and Facebook.
They cry Consume! Consume!
They have caused famines and pandemics.
They are zombies. They are terrorists.
They have poisoned the reservoirs.
They are at The Gate.
We are choking in The Square.
Who will save us from our fate ?
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
We are all demented
some of us contented
if not happily
There are 300 different dementias
in the brambles
and the shambles
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
down the drain
feels no pain
(but this is narrative)
I never wanted
to be 'somebody'
now I don't want
to be anybody
(my life is not a narrative)
Monday, 10 January 2022
for the (unforthcoming)
Suicide Pride Parade is
(as you might have guessed)
Ashamed to be Human.
I thought you might like to know
that I had all the symptoms of Mild Covid
9 days after my third vaccination.
Without the vaccinations I might be 'at death's door'
- though it is possible that I was infected at the door
of the vaccination centre,
where I had to push through a small crowd (of maybe 20)
sheltering from heavy rain under a piece of canvas tenting.
This is a picture of the vaccination centre
(entrance bottom right).
Sunday, 9 January 2022
Saturday, 8 January 2022
might not be so terrible.
At least you would not be saying 'the wrong thing'
all your life, or suffering from
l'esprit de l'escalier or afterwit:
not thinking of the right rejoinder or appropriate response
until (sometimes much) later.
According to A.K. Benjamin (in Let me not be mad, 2019)
“at least 80% of human communication is in non-verbal behaviour,
Morrow et al. 2919."
Friday, 7 January 2022
Thursday, 6 January 2022
The term is romantic.
It refers to those pages uploaded to the Web
which are bereft of links to them.
They sit in limbo with an infinitesimal chance of being read.
I discovered one this morning
which I had written in html
and accidentally uploaded to my website.
It is an account of a DMT experience
by my friend Stuart.
It is now linked to this blog
and you can read it here.
Wednesday, 5 January 2022
Tuesday, 4 January 2022
and even guilt assail the old.
Some powerful elderly even feel ashamed
of failing to live for ever -
if not of all the blood they've spilt
and the monstrosities they've built.
Monday, 3 January 2022
Sunday, 2 January 2022
Enlightenment for imbeciles.
It emerged from the trial of the odious Ghislaine Maxwell
that her appalling co-predator Jeffrey Epstein
had to be sexually "serviced"
thrice daily by young girls.
Evidently, his ejaculations were just
unsatisfying excretions -
and so it may be for millions of men
too indulged to consider, let alone appreciate
the art of masturbation.