Life expectancy

Here is a poem I wrote, prompted by estimates of rising life expectancy across most of the world, so that on average we might live into our nineties, if not beyond. Life expectancy At fifty-one I sleep in loss, Broken at last on fortune's wheel. To ninety-one I wander with a pauper's plan; No early... Continue Reading →

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Lament

Here is a poem I wrote a couple of months ago amidst the endless stream of bad news we must face each and every day. Lament The talk today is of war and civil strife Jacked cars and hijacked souls Shootings, beheadings and preachers of hate Two parties shouting across a beige panel A drowned... Continue Reading →

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