This Be The Verse By Philip Larkin They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time … Continue reading Larkin about
As we near the end of the first week of 'freedom', I think it is timely to look at the redefinition of the English language. The illegal junta that claims to be a democratically elected body announced that from the 19th of July 2021, the 'two weeks to flatten the curve' is officially over, and … Continue reading Plato’s Cave
How much do you disappoint me, can I count the ways? It’s a good thing I’m as old as I am and that I’ve experienced several (hundred) setbacks in that time, otherwise I’d be screaming right now rather than composing a snarky blog post. People are pretty shit, for the most part. There, I’ve said … Continue reading Humanity sucks. Right?
I want to write something of significance and import but the thoughts that have arisen recently that made me laugh or feel something else have deserted me. So, what’s my trauma? Could you classify being brought up within a cultish organisation a trauma, or is that not sufficiently affecting? At the time I didn’t see … Continue reading Where are you from?
I forgot how being alone makes me yearn. Those empty times when the memory roams down old forgotten tracks, faces rise from background and solidify, forming a net that catches my unwary emotions. I slide among these courses without an anchor or rudder, trusting in the current to not smash me on the rocks. Often, … Continue reading Sex and C-19
Oh Miriam, pseudo-German, now you call it a day. If it is possible for an opinion to be worth less than nothing, It was yours. And yet, you showed the tenacity of a limpet, While being as repellent as a slug. It feels different now, you said, from when I arrived, Yes, we say, isn't … Continue reading Last one down
To say you did something because lots of others are doing it might make sense in the context of getting a fidget spinner (remember them?) or trying anal sex, but referring to an untested, unlicensed, liability free injection of random stuff, that statement makes no sense at all. Particularly when the people who claim to … Continue reading Why not?
Isn't it funny the things that cause a torrent of memory? Yesterday I drank a sip of warm milk and a door opened which transported me back to the farm I visited when I was very young. We regularly went on family holidays to Dorset and rented a cottage owned by the farmer, occasionally in … Continue reading Nope, nothing is sacred
You know those moments when time seems to stop? When you're a kid and you get caught in a lie, When you ask that girl out and she hesitates before answering, You're cornering too fast and the front wheel slides away, Your first baby is placed in your arms and you look into her eyes, … Continue reading You know…?
Yesterday, in one of those moments that occur occasionally, when illusion cracks and the resulting discomfort drives, I entered ‘metastatic pulmonary adenocarcenoma’ into the search bar. Within seconds I wished I’d stayed in the world of my own creation. There was no good news there, it was all bleak prognostication. Five-year survival rate is eighteen … Continue reading Next Episode