Category Archives: Contemporary Society

Eternity,interrupted

In the beginning when all has ended, after the last vicissitudes I encounter are rendered null and void, I’ll realise that the journey is the destination and mornings were never my time of day, much preferring the early evenings of … Continue reading

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Snowblind

Hollow eyes see the snow drift slowly drifting; their vacant stare no longer dares read a history etched on withered parchment as the snow drifts slowly over them; hollow and bleak the day’s remains remain abandoned till Winter comes to … Continue reading

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Encounter with a Stranger

The Stranger with the shabby overcoat and hangdog expression asked me if I could spare him a few reminiscences, I replied that the change in my pockets changes with the changing tide, though I could offer him some reflections instead; … Continue reading

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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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