........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Wanting To Pleasing People

is a disease that whole societies are built upon.
We can only be cured of it when we are prepared
to be so unpopular that it might well be
that nobody cares what eventually happens to us.

People can still care because they choose to,
but without the need to please it is not a disease
and there is definitely no such thing as society.

Friday, 20 July 2018

A Reflection On Blind Spots

Mirrors do not, in themselves, encourage narcissism
-they merely expose human beings to the condition
particularly to the humans who are least likely to recognise
their self absorption when it stares them in the face. 

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Boxing Up The Future

With genetic modification the new squarer fingerprint
will become as inevitable as the squared off mind 
which is unable to think outside it's new box,
this new irreversible scientific paradigm
is also going to box in the future, indefintiely.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

I am Pro-Choice

but even I fail to understand
how to abort my portion of the universal shame
at what my existence has cost the world
compared with what it should have cost,
and how much less effort it should have taken.

And even if I could have aborted my shame
and cost the less that I was meant to,
I still don't know that nobody would have felt
'dumped on' for the effects of changing my choices.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

My Online (Past) Life

I signed an online petition
and the petitioner wrote back to me,
starting with the phrase
'You too can be be part of History'.

I deleted the message, unread.

I decided that I would rather have life in the present
than be part of some anonymous strangers past
-I have had enough of those already.  

Monday, 16 July 2018

Restful Old Haunts

Now the world cup is over the wild dogs of Russia
-who had to be tidied away from the visiting fans-
can return to their previous haunts, at the fringes of human society.
There they can recreate their noncompetitive, but hierarchical, peace. 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Us - Them = Rest?

The currency of life is money and time.
Before the invention of debt it was time
which with nearly no time pieces to measure it,
was practically infinite.

When money and time are well invested
they create a sense of longevity rewarded.

When they were used to dis-invest in others
whilst appearing to do the opposite,
then other people become the foot-soldiers
in an undeclared war in which all life is devalued
-because war degrades everything it touches.

We like to pretend that employers are people.
People who contract to exchange their money
for their employees time and labour.
But whatever image employers project,
the value of their money comes in how
their employees can now afford debts
that they can pay off later.

But people still have to think for themselves
if their lives are not to be devalued
by shrinking bargaining powers
for over-hyped opportunities.