Category Archives: Imperialism

Extraction Point

Rotor blades are swiping the sky, bronze and orange paint their surreal stripes across the horizon; throbbing humming whirring, meld into cacophany; Rotor blades are swiping the sky, chattering clattering hammering, smacking concrete jarring the senses; squatting crouching striding toward … Continue reading

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Lakota

  The bitter dusts of war the bitter dusts of famine, pierce men’s skins swirling in their hearts with a coyote chorus of forgotten words, forgotten peace; The Winds of corpses and the Winds of souls, howl with their forgotten … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin

Sergei Ivanovich was once “tovarich” and hummed along to the “Internationale”, he once was nearly bloodied at at the barricades,mentioned in official despatches he became a Party “hero”; Sergei Ivanovich grew accustomed to snap-heeled salutes in the Kolyma Peninsula,1936 or … 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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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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The Skies Above Kent, 1940

Who shall make manifest again the courage of Lionheart? who will make their way to the cockpit of the Hurricane? who shall glance upward at adversarial skies abuzz with intruders and not blanch? A radio’s circumspect utterance that there might … Continue reading

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Jeux Sans Frontieres

The dark blue uniform speaks to us in a language we don’t understand , the carriage we’re in stinks even with the windows open ; pervasive cloying tobacco , sweat ,dried vomit ,urine unwashed bodies pressed almost obscenely together ; … Continue reading

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