Category Archives: Allegory

Bruges Ennui

Lost in the grey of an evening in Bruges; On streets I no longer recognise searching for those bars whose names I no longer remember, where I was enveloped in a pervasive aroma of wheat beer that hovered aloft like … Continue reading

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Existential Interlude

The pain Antonio Cabral felt for the loss of his loved ones could not be negated by a latent dependency on opiates and liquor; Amid the dank squalor and vicissitudes of an ascetic refuge in the doldrums of a nameless … Continue reading

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Notes on the Passage of Time

In empty rooms filled with the scent of nicotine and loneliness, once shining memories of bronze turned verdigris through harsh winters; Breaths, footsteps, glances, the dots and dashes of life rendered indecipherable by the passing of time; Its fragile tones … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:1

No record was kept of the name that they gave to that bird, vivid yellow and green welcoming a primeval dawn, captured on flickering footage the memory of it kept alive in black and white; no-one recalls any longer how … Continue reading

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Gliding

Gliding on empty until the empty is gone, and clouds wave final farewells as we pass them by unawares that they’ll never see us again nor we them, as we bid them adieu with the empty gone, only the emptier … Continue reading

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Lamentations

Lemonade on the verandah after supper, discussing Rousseau and Voltaire before retiring to the soft embrace of an easy langour; Expecting tomorrow and its harvest of promise,the lush savannah the tall sheaves and sturdy horses, and yet that tomorrow never … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Time stretches taut as a drumskin, each passing syllable a vibrating membrane with the, longed for hoped for prayed for.. Time stretches beyond the horizon each immeasurable step further from the vanishing point of the, longed for hoped for prayed … Continue reading

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