Month: January 2019

Andy Allan – “Cultural Vandalism”

Cultural Vandalism In dwindling numbers, indigenous voices whisper their pain. Sidelined in a multi-ethnic society, dispersed in this world of noisy babble, their words muffled, their story disappearing, fading in the turning years. The western world claims richness in diversity while drowning unique voices in a universal soup of sameness. Our ancient cultures melt away, Read More

Claire Walker – Confinement

Confinement   i) (Daughter) She wonders how birds sound on the other side of the forest; if they open their beaks and sing independence to the air, the sweet notes bouncing leaf to leaf; if their mothers let them fly in any direction they choose.   ii) (Mother)  She wonders what becomes of the birds, Read More

SM Jenkin Apples from Ashes

I am cold without you, my love. The kind of cold that curls Ice-water through my veins, until those frozen rivers burst. Shatter. Tear me open. I am waiting for the fire in your eyes. You melted me into a spring. We can burn it all away. Start again, with ashes. Plant apples to nourish, Read More

Charley Barnes – ‘Eggshells’

Eggshells   I find them around the house, hidden in corners and scattered along the carpets, the floors.   When I step on them I grind my foot against the chippings; I consider this a fair warning.   You wait until I have passed before dropping more emptied shells: by my desk; in front of Read More