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

Friday, 30 September 2011

Faith;

the fetish for the unseen
where we devalue
what is in front of us.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Where There Is a Will

there is usually a wilfulness;
material gain fits very well
with leaving behind the means
with which to divide others.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

In My First Langauge,

english, I am secure, I understand and talk
with equal assuredness, I even swear.

In all other tongues, like those of angels
and prayer, my words will falter,
but my thanks are sincere.

Addressing so certain and unknown
a cause as the intelligent nature
of the world requires humility.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

My Shadow,

like other shadows, will be competitive.
But in myself for having less than others,
and for sharing it, it will always seem lighter.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Present Passivity

of hope deferred and then obscured
beyond recognition is the religion
of the 21st century.
Nothing ever happens in the present.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Where The National Dish Is The Menu

'You never Know it might be the effect of their pioneer history.
All that rancid belly of pork which frightened them off food,
and made them think that anything that you could actually taste
must have something wrong with it. Sometimes the only way
of identifying the food in America is by eye, rather than palate.
It has to be food shaped.  Where has all the flavour gone?

One theory is that it has been syphoned out of the cuisine
and put on the menu.There your hamburger is a Kingburger,
a Bulgy burger. A Hugeburger, is not cooked, but  smoked
oh so slowly over crackling hickory logs prior to nestling
within, being cuddled between, or indeed graciously amassed upon,
two  super-soft bake oven baps and served knee deep in sweet mustard sauce.

That is why when it arrives, piping hot, from your hosts
genial charcoal heart, I should  say hearth, it tastes of nothing.
Drowned in rhetoric, the flavour dies.
The national dish of America is the menu.'

-Robert Robinson on American cuisine

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Bullet Proof Glass

in front of the podiums in the stadia
where The President speaks
are as transparent as America
ever gets about it's gridlocked Politics.
Unseen, it shields the human behind it
from the bullets, whilst it leaves the fight
to continue though words.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Terrorism;

surrealism through violence,
assisted by the 24 hour media circus.

Monday, 19 September 2011

When I Was Reared

there was an 'us' in which the 'them'
mattered more and we all knew it.
Where there was a 'we' it over-ran me.
There was 'I' too, but it was one
where I was never allowed to be.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Fish For All?

Socialism was the belief that everyone,
man woman and child, merited their fish,
and there are enough fish to go round
if we all shared what we had.

Capitalism says that men should
compete for rods to be sufficiently proud
of what they possess to do each other down
and what they aspire to, through what they own.

Christianity is the hope, against all realism,
that the sea is blessed with enough fish
to make the species that uniquely believes
it has a soul appear to be modest.

Friday, 16 September 2011

A White Lie,

however well intended a ruse,
will blacken what it touches
just as surely as the hit
from a fist will form a bruise.
The main difference
between the two  is that
the lies shows up slower.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A Long Gone Presidential Candidate Writes

'As Long as there is a lower class I am in it.
As long as there is a criminal element I am of it.
As long as there is a soul in prison I am not free'
-Eugene Debs 1855-1926*



*four times a socialist candidate for the presidency of the USA,
at his peak in 1912 he polled 6%  of the  popular  vote,  900,000
votes. The last time he ran in 1920, he did so from a prison cell
and had been barred for life from voting, himself.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

The Father Of Perpetual Infant-asy,

Sigmund Freud, never saw his mother naked,
he merely imagined that he had seen her that way.

When he imagined that he saw his mother
naked he imagined he was aroused by the scene.

What he imagined, for his never actually seeing it,
became a collective fantasy, beyond counting.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

For A Tidier Life......

'Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion
I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterwards'-Kurt Vonnegut

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Education;

how to squander
the energy of youth
and infantilize adulthood.

Friday, 9 September 2011

After Nearly 800 Years

of The Chinese using gunpowder
to ward off evil spirits,
Chairman Mao changed the script
when he said 'Political power
grows out of the barrel of a gun'.
But the makers of guns have more power
than their holders. Now,
like all previous empires,
manufacturers fight wars through trade
-evil spirits for export-to create
a new more sustainable dependence.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Money Shot We Don't Count

'Prostitutes are not paid for having sex,
they are paid for leaving afterwards.'-Charlie Sheen

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Entertainment Vs Irritation

'Seeing a murder on television can help
[you] work off one's antagonisms.
And if you haven't any antagonisms
the commercials will give you some.'
-Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Television Is....

'Television is more interesting
than people, if it were not
we would have people
standing in the corners
of our rooms'-Alan Coren

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Choice in Disbelief

'When I told the people of Northern Ireland
that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience
stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God
of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants
in whom you don't believe?'-Quentin Crisp 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Evening News

is when presenters
say 'Good Evening'
and proceed tell the public
who it was not so good for.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Long Before Rohypnol

created amnesiac victims of sexual assault
absolute power, corruption and self censorship-
to the point of total misinformation-
made people yield just as effectively.

Thursday, 1 September 2011