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THE EXPERT

THE EXPERT

One hundred plus ways
Of understanding the truth
Will leave him clueless

TANTRUM

“I don’t know what I want, but I want it NOW!”

– Vivian Stanshall

SELF-IMPORTANCE

SELF-IMPORTANCE

“Now I understand”
We say, but it is simply
An understanding

PAGE NINETEEN

PAGE NINETEEN

Here on page nineteen
There are sentences that think
That they wrote themselves

(NOT) GETTING IT WRONG

The inhabitants of two villages decided that their village could do with a proper well and a latrine. The folk of the first village drew up rough plans and started work, adapting their plans as required. The folk of the second village are still discussing their design: the style, the decoration, the materials, the colour, etc, etc …

OVERREACH

OVERREACH

A single hand clap
Intended to rouse the world
Just startled the cat

THE WRONG APPROACH

THE WRONG APPROACH

The world my oyster
And I the hopeful diver
With a plastic knife

QUICKSAND

QUICKSAND

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

THE INGRATE

THE INGRATE

One more empty day
She hopes life will arrive soon
She’s been waiting years

STALEMATE

STALEMATE

We hang suspended
Awaiting one another
To stop pretending

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