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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Take Care Of Your Despair; It May Be All You Have Left

I know how he feels, I read his diaries, in work breaks
when I was did a relatively lucrative but pointless temporary job.
I felt much better being pointless for a longer period of time,
and for less money, on terms I could choose and live with.

Monday, 18 June 2018


are the people who try to predict the future
through what they store from the past,
but time very rarely gifts them with accuracy
in their predictions with the goods they collect.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

On Quantity

Religions are always total world views
with nothing to see 'outside' of them.

Wars are always total too-
whether pursued via trade or arms.
Or through policies of isolation.

But peace is always partial,
conditional-it is never complete.  

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Sore Winners Make For Bad Headlines

Whenever the news of the day
gets tribal, reports a tribal story
from the perspective of the tribe
that it is happening to
then often I retreat from it.

I don't know what else to do
when I can't listen properly
for the taste of sour grapes
expressed in the victors voice
as s/he complains about the detail.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Heritage Centres

are places where history goes to be embalmed
before the public realise that it has died
because of their separation and indifference
to how the people in history actually lived. 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Invitations To Inconsistency

like to travel together, e.g. being a consumer
of popular goods whilst being a participant
in a Representative Democracy, merely
for inattentively listening to what passes for 'news'
and not swearing at the ineptitude of what you hear.

The inconsistency happens so easily
when folks vote for both lower taxes,
whether centrally or locally levied,
and for better and more local services
for people their own age and disposition.

The older they get the more people expect
things to happen through inconsistent support
until the inconsistency they rely on sinks other people
before it comes for them.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018