Religion and Fascism are constantly being retrieved from the dustbin by people who know they can make good use of them.
Life is an exam paper with a series of questions. For some people the questions get easier towards the end, for others harder. You have to mark your own paper, there is no examiner. Pass mark is 50%, and no-one has ever scored 100%. Good luck.
I used to enjoy watching the Passing Parade. Now I dread watching the Passing Out and the Passing On.
My grandfather’s fob watch, a present from his father, ticked away all the years and events of the first half of the twentieth century – marriages and births and deaths and wars and emigration and illness and disappointment and much joy. But since he died, in 1953, of a horrible illness, a young man of 62, the watch has sat, silent and still, as 65 years of his grandson’s marriage and births and deaths and displacement and illness and disappointment and much joy has washed over it.
If all the world’s a
stage and I a player when
does the applause start?
Perhaps all our ghosts
are the ghosts of christmases
past, not the present
All these tattooed
young bodies but with nothing
Had a friend who would
say “quite so”, but I don’t find
things are definite
schools just means there will be more
How many haiku
to portray a life like a