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Learn To Swim !

A teenage crush is getting married. We dated for a few moments. I see photos of her anointed with turmeric paste (confused?) along with compliments from well wishers. And I wonder – has she found a piece of happiness? Sure she has! Continue reading “Learn To Swim !”

Rise Up My Love

In your eyes I can see that you’re breaking up

your thoughts muddled-your hands idle-your spirit quivering-your dreams desperate

 

a  blank  consciousness

 

Don’t be the shipwreck, my love

Don’t be the one to regress

 

Look into a mirror

Where is the person you want to see, my love?

Spread your wings

Shed those tears of pain

Whisper your dreams to the reflection

 

a glimmer of hope

 

Rise up, my love

Fly out of your bottomless birdcage

Civilisation and Savages

I read a great vintage novel recently – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Written way back in 1931, the book illustrates a world more than 500 years in the future. Humans have mastered eugenics – the science of intrusively modifying the human gene pool to stave off regressive traits. Natural selection has all but stopped because people are not born, we are manufactured. Continue reading “Civilisation and Savages”

The Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything

I saw new born kittens today. I mean genuinely new born kittens. It was dusk and I was on a road around my house, taking a walk.

Out here, in this city, stray cats live in or near dumpsters. Each dumpster is like family territory. Continue reading “The Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything”

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