Thursday, November 19, 2009

Of adulterous women and so on…

They named him

They shamed him

They named her

They stoned her

They screamed justice

I scream brutish

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sleeping towns

They are no longer our homes

Mere edifices

In which we keep our belongings

And then to have forty winks

We rise before the rest of the city

And retire last

Yet we are paid no more

For spending a sixth of the day

Trying to get to there.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Plain English

I gave you all

You wanted none

I gave you none

You want all

Please do tell me in plain English,

What do you want?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I’ve always wondered…

What should you say to someone who offers you drugs (like heroin or coke), “No, thanks.” or “F**k off!”?

Would the former not be asking to be coerced?

Would the latter not be too rude and hurtful?

Should everyone try it at least once so you know it’s really nothing to write home about?

What if you try it and like the feel of it?

PS. I haven’t been offered any. I just wonder because it seems so remote to me…

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wife Swap

So they exchange homes for two weeks

Husbands and offspring

Duties and needs

Perchance they exchange their lives

Dinners and chores

Work and pets

But what if the sparks fly

And the ‘sleeping arrangements’ are muddled?