Category Archives: social satire

Flaneur :- Arts Council Funded

The gallery was crowded, the Flaneur felt a frisson of ennui, ” comment? ” his forefinger jabbed toward the photograph, a man apparently stood on a mat that was adjacent a bus stop, a casual reading of the tableau would … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ennui :- June 24,2016

On the retro-style barstools along the windows, millenials garbed in their faux-assemblage of the hat,faded cargo pants and designer leather sit staring at their i-phones or just gazing out into the drizzling rain, holding large artisanal coffee cups between their … Continue reading

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The Big Short

  Did they offer you a thought for all your pennies ? did they want your gold in exchange for a goose’s egg ? did they swap your silver linings for a sky full of clouds ? Would you trade … Continue reading

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Christmas

Ding ,dong ding ,dong all the bells are ringing , la – la – la la – la – la all the choirs are singing , about hope ,joy and love coming from heaven above , with the candlelights burning … Continue reading

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Kafka’s The Sanction : A Personal Odyssey

Without having done anything wrong I woke up one morning to find that I had been ” Sanctioned ” , For without knowing it I had , at some point in the past inadvertently expressed an opinion ; It was … Continue reading

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Jacques Brel : Parody

It is raining here in Brussels even amid cobbled streets emptied of their customary hostility it is raining , raining always in my Brussels a town where my dreams were stolen from me by events too sad to recall on … Continue reading

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I ,Author

penniless , struggling poet writer ; I join the ranks of that legion of those countless figures who down the Ages since time immemorial have succeeded ; so valiantly so heroically , so ineffably and completely , to be but … Continue reading

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