Does anyone else feel disconnected from politics and political debate at the moment? I don't write overt political fiction. I used to be an activist and it's a condition akin to a long term illness, periods of remission and infection but I'm much better at the latter, in so far I've focused on improving my … Continue reading On politics and kindness
When the black eyed angel folds it's wings Around me, I would tear them, Root and stem Unmanned, and in my divine rage Dash it's ugly skull into the concrete It is not an action fuelled by violence In the palace of my skull Wanders an animal And it knows not love nor hate But … Continue reading Animal Vs Angel
It is a strength When the world compells you To bare your teeth To burn without caring What feeds the flames Running out of cheeks To turn And the ruins of the world That you lived in Are poor shelter But to rebuild To see another's pain And to reach out To remember the message … Continue reading i am here as you are here
We endure Because strength Is not an absolute The little wars That we fight alone Can wound as wholly As any mud churned Battlefield Staggering around Looking for what was Lost in the aftermath Or dying in a desert Of your imagination As glass eyed buildings Remain immobile At the sight of your Tearful pleas … Continue reading Glorious Aggression
The keys Need tuning On the ragtime piano Of my days And sometimes My voice Cracks beneath The weight of My thoughts But I'm on the Same battlefield As all of you And even as the Smallest has to Pick up The standard And wave it In invitation Because we're here And the ugliness Can't … Continue reading On my shield
It is OK that you choose to be a vegetarian but you should not believe that just because you did so bacon stops smelling good. Dr Christopher Ryan http://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_ryan_are_we_designed_to_be_sexual_omnivores?language=en The first three books, aside from a detour in metafiction about a superhero team in the sixties have been about relationships. I come from a focus … Continue reading On Sex And Other Thoughts.