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Belt And Braces

BELT AND BRACES

Even when drifting
In a cloud of unknowing
It’s a good idea
To keep your wits about you
After all you never know

Wielding The Force (A Four By Six)

WIELDING THE FORCE

Jobsworths* and Presidents
Share the same brazen* view
What’s the point of power
If you don’t abuse it?

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*Jobsworth: a minor factotum whose only status comes from enforcing otherwise petty regulations.

*Brazen: Unrestrained by a sense of shame; rudely bold.

Quicksand

QUICKSAND

We know so little
While imagining so much
And calling it truth

The Cost

THE COST

If/As, as is surmised,
time as is/has/will be
for ever stamped suchly

then, one may wonder,
does it not perforce follow
some one immutable history

so that, even whether
following an imagined script
is or is not compulsory,

one’s apparent will is not free
as such, but simply entails
its own incumbent price?

Lessons From George Orwell’s ‘1984’

This article is a companion to my recent post The Daily Grind.

Lessons from George Orwell’s ‘1984’

(For Beth, with love.)
 

 

Lost Souls (A Four By Six)

LOST SOULS

You find them everywhere
Ignorant, arrogant
Deadly combination
Take care you don’t join them

Talking Shit (A Four By Six)

TALKING SHIT

Insoluble fibre
Bulking the verbiage
Promotes movement of waste
In the discursive tract

To Whom Is Home?

TO WHOM IS HOME?

I am
Am I not?
I am

And wander
And wonder
And wander

And wonder
Who wanders
And wonders

And wanders
And wonders
Who wonders who wanders

And wonders
Who wonders
Who wanders who wonders …

And wonder
Who wonders who wonders
And wonder who wonders

And wonders
And wanders
And is

Wielding

WIELDING

Does a pen know what words to use?
Surely it is only the wielder of the pen.
And does a writer know what tale to tell?
This wielding business when examined
Surely begs a few questions of its own.

Unknown Known v Known Unknown

UNKNOWN KNOWN v KNOWN UNKNOWN

“Those who know don’t speak.”
The Tao Te Ching says; likewise:
“Those who speak don’t know.”
Never trusted a smartarse
Even when I became one.