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What now, what is evil?
I’m sure we can agree
if killing just one child is awful,
thousands more must be
evil’s outright apogee.
No problem pegging evil.
But how to deal with evil?
Find the men (we know
it’s mainly men). Pronounce those people
lowest of the low.
Blazon what they did, and show
those men to be pure evil.
Now, certain who is evil,
Wednesday 1st November 2023 10:31 am
It’s when I see the kites
a family are flying on the Stray
and notice how they glint in blue and gold
belatedly I catch on, how today
the bichrome of the flag of the Ukraine
has never been completely out of sight:
I’ve seen its vivid tones unrolled
not just where you’d expect:
flourished on the apex of a pole;
sellotaped to windows or on do...
Tuesday 29th March 2022 1:39 pm
Look at this thing, this gruesome thing, this shake-off from the slick.
A car mechanic’s rag, a bag of bile, a doodling hand that drags
a biro clot of crudeness up the beach.
This foul-up. This bird. This broken component of our world.
Then look at that: a flesh gorged kite, circling
while cluster bombs slake a starving nation’s soil.
America’s pin puckered vein, the fight for th...
Tuesday 1st December 2015 12:55 pm