Fade Away Fade away: Another page in life’s book Flipped by celestial fingers. Fade away: This uncontrollable fate Closed to the past. Fade away: Whilst still I might bear it Without recriminations. Fade Away: A new year pulses Behind these eyes. Fade away: Say goodbye, For I’ll never see you… Again.
I had thought nobody capable of such a relentless barrage of inspiration. He cajoled and reaffirmed, appraised and approved, all us little people grateful for his attentions. In time, we came to demand his praise as if he was some minor deity on an undeniable upward curve to God, who in his so doing would […]
The trash accumulated swamping Earth's bins
Disassembling A Dream ’There’s bills to pay.’ ’I know.’ ’I’m not sure you do. You can’t look out of the window all your life dreaming that the glass will clear.’ ’I know.’ ’Money! The world is coloured green. You’ve got to have money to live, even to breathe. If you don’t get yourself out there, […]
￼ Over shade and shade we ploughed our lonely furrows. We travelled at night when the dark ones were least prevalent, when the universe swallowed them and hid them away. They couldn’t touch us then though I often heard their skittering, ebony talons tickling the ruined forest floor. We prayed for the moon to stay […]
Blood There is blood in the air and fear on the streets, the city reeks of it. I bathe in this feral disruption like all predators must; it does no good to show fear in the face of the enemy. Society pools about me in terror and tainted thoughts, I smile politely at each in […]
￼ We lived beneath the piled trash skyscrapers. Antlike, generations of our families had carved their own spaces into the towering structures, into every nook and cranny, every subterranean hole; we dared not build above the waste. Eking out a living, we lived like the rats we’d replaced scurrying around without real purpose just trying […]