Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Brief History of Violence

Episode One

Tout n'est que matière ~ Gewll

The immediate effect of body trauma is the numbing of the mind.
The aftermath is Pain.
The body produces endorphins to tranquilise the pain.
Pain excludes thought.
Atom’s body, with the multitude of nerve endings that constitute its perimeter fence, has been breached by the ignorance of unnecessary brute force.
The metering out said brute force when carried out by a policeman is, of course, a legitimate act of self-defence.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Unreliable Witness

George Stavrinos

Our decision to visit the cemetery wasn’t for any particular reason other than it’d been a while since we’d all been together and even longer since we’d visited dad’s grave.
Subsequently none of us could remember the exact location, spreading out among the rows of headstones like birds in a freshly ploughed field; we scanned the names while mum, frail and bent like a question mark, followed behind.
To be honest, I’m not the best person to be telling you this, I’ve already misled you. The decision to visit dad’s grave was Sally’s. We were all around at hers for Easter and as we began the meal she made the suggestion as if she’d only just thought of it. I could see from Janet’s face that she would rather not have had this opportunity to revive the painful past, but never one to stand up and be counted, she made no objection. Nobody did, least of all me, the one who, in the eyes of my sisters, carries the burden of being at least partly responsible for his death.

Tales for the attention-span deficit reader

Thursday, March 27, 2014


photo by P.I.

From up here
The town shrugs on a brand new coat
And looks back at me over one shoulder
I smile
As if to placate her barking dogs
But England is
And will always be
Unable to close the open shape
Or cover her cleavage
Unwilling to look me in the eye

Sunday, March 09, 2014

via dornob

"Solitude is a place I like to visit; but I wouldn't wanna live there." ~ Pisces Iscariot