Category Archives: Contemporary Society

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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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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Notes on a Meditation

On a bench in a park in a distant corner of a city a solitary figure sits lost in a labyrinth of memories; Thoughts traverse the long distances between the days each one in turn a palimpsest of the one … Continue reading

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Disturbed

When you know that there is someone there, in the half-light of evening behind the curtain staring, staring at life as it ebbs and flows outside, outside; Your time is fading as they stare, only time will tell who is … Continue reading

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A Nocturne & Several Impossibilities

Of all the rooms in your parents’ house, there is now one which you’ll never enter again, nor see within those mementoes that once signified your childhood; There are now some days hidden from you, that can no longer be … Continue reading

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Notes on the Dreams of Dust

  We gaze upon ourselves   as we die each day   the slow death of days,   the long days   of circumspection   unspoken remorse;   cryptic clues   to understanding   the vastness of   the futility … Continue reading

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