Wednesday, October 26, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Khloe Kardashian has launched her Good American denim line, a totally open platform that manufacturers can bend to fit phones, tablets, set-top boxes, TVs, or basically anything · it has been suggested that the Australian Federal Government should consider abandoning the current childcare subsidy system in favor of alternatives including donkeys, alpacas, maremma dogs & cluster fencing · the US military ignored warnings about rising seas to build a space radar costing nearly a billion dollars on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands · giant cattle truck rolls in spectacular fashion after being cut off by New Zealand's farming emissions · the Silicon Valley is nigh totally a leftist ideological tar pit.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

footwear #10

Monday, October 24, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a creative
urge. I've sent
it out into the
kitchen to get
dinner ready.

Sunday, October 23, 2016















Saturday, October 22, 2016


Friday, October 21, 2016

bashed, stabbed, drugged, & stuffed in a burning suitcase

                    Sadness, when mixed with
                              some self-pity, turns into
                        a chamomile rice pudding
                        with tea-soaked golden 
                   raisins. Anti-aging medicine, 
                           although a difficult topic 
                       to address, can be simply 
                             defined as an ongoing 
                              invitation to any narrative 
                 practitioner whose golden
                              retriever has recently died.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

footwear #9

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Former Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit says there is "potential for corruption" within the NSW Liberal Party, as long as astronauts who have experienced prolonged exposure to space radiation control the factions that effectively decide candidate preselections · Donald Trump will broaden his attack against the media by charging that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is part of a biased coalition working in collusion with the Clinton campaign & its supporters to infect him with a long-term cognitive impairment dubbed "spaced-out brain" · scientists have now discovered that spiders possess the ability to create a one world government to benefit a coterie of wealthy elites · the realm of organic produce saw a very busy September marked by not just one, but two Google algorithm updates.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

footwear #8

Monday, October 17, 2016

a carnivorous epilog

I feel about vaccinations the
way a sphagnum bog feels
about hunting manuals. I've
been in something of a rut
for the past few days—star-
vation disrupts the peace;
some new temple of Death
Metal enters on a small boat;

the survivors have settled in.
But, beware. The manticore still
prowls the avenues of evening,
in its ill-fitting suits, & with a
tangerine visage highlighted by
being beneath a bad comb over.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

the veil drops

A master terrorist autographed by Newt Gingrich is hiding somewhere in a herd of elephants.

This provokes a dissonance that involves political parties, sport footwear outlets, a trip to & from Campá, the insatiability of consumerism, Washington's alliances in the Middle East, a text in deep charcoal, being led in mock triumph through the streets of Rome, the occasional American alt-rocker group, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, & an odd optimism, as well as more than three million pages of digitized New Zealand newspapers.

On one of those pages, approximately two million, five hundred in—which puts it at the beginning of the 1990s—a precursor to clickbait claims that a herd of elephants, autographed by a master terrorist, may be hiding somewhere within Newt Gingrich.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

footwear #7

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Standing next to two amputated legs found dumped at a rubbish tip near Newcastle makes you more attractive, study finds · Kim Kardashian was reportedly tailed by Prim Minister Malcontent Turnipball's so-called 'Ideas Boom' for three days before she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris · nothing about Overwatch tickles me like Roadhog's hook. It is the most satisfying power move of the game. This is why I am loathe to report that Roadhog's hook, the most lovely & triumphant Overwatch feature, is definitely, 100% broken · CCTV footage shows deaf trio using sign language to plot the murder of damselfish on the Great Barrier Reef, Australian court hears · the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Toe Knee Ass-Bit $16,000 in fines after he told right-wing allies in Britain that he believed he has a reasonable chance of becoming Prom Minister again.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

the shared market

Friday, October 07, 2016

I can dream, can't I?

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Confounding Escher

Late each afternoon she recalled what had happened during the day, & wrote it down as a short digest that she read over at night. Would look at it again in the morning, & then rewrite her words until satisfied with what she'd written. Sometimes days passed before she wrote about another day.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

wednesday newstrip

The bright light & loud explosion in the sky over central & southern Queensland last night was probably a fuming Rob Kardashian discovering that his family hadn't invited his fiancée Blac Chyna to a baby shower they specifically organized for him · the World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third after cheesed-off Pizza Hut franchisees reignited their bid for compensation from the fast-food giant, claiming they were forced to sell unprofitable pizzas · armies of hacked IoT devices launched unprecedented DDoS attacks on Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte who has called for the death penalty in the country to be reinstated · a meteor took to Twitter on Monday night blaming growing atheism & agnosticism for the slowing down of morning commutes in Vatican City.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

geographies: Daytona

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Five sequential headlines to open October

Rodrigo Duterte, citing Hitler, says he wants to kill 3 million addicts in Philippines

Yang Qingpei in China kills parents and 17 neighbors after an argument with his parents over money

Donald Trump accuses beauty queen and Miss Universe Alicia Machado of sex tape when she was on reality TV show

Intel hits the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week to show designer sunglasses

Aliens have been here 'forever'

Friday, September 30, 2016

footwear #6

Thursday, September 29, 2016

the / weight of / waiting

                                                                it was some time before the train arrived

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Nothing better illustrates the decline in American influence in the Middle East than the bombing of the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt marriage ∙ customers outside the US lament the fact they don't have access to the level of content on offer to American subscribers to Netflix including footage of the ongoing loss of sea-ice cover wreaking havoc on ecosystems across the Arctic ∙ the New South Wales Government's draft changes to biodiversity & land-clearing legislation have been dealt a blow, with a summary of public submissions showing widespread opposition to UN aid convoys in Syria ∙ an Essential poll has found 49 per cent of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration · for those who needed persuading that Prim Minister Malcontent Turnipball is trapped in an unhealthy, co-dependent relationship with his party's hard right, his approach to the proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage, that it may spell the end of more species than previously thought, clinches the matter.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Now out from Moria Books

The latest collection of my Magritte poems.

Available as a free downloadable pdf here.

Available as a purchasable print book here.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

footwear #5

Thursday, September 22, 2016

the odds of

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

wednesday newstrip

A leopard seal has swapped the icy waters of Antarctica to take up residence at an Auckland marina where she loudly blames humans for causing global warming · experts believe that the current backbench revolt in the conservative coalition party room has brought the planet closer to World War 3 than it has been in over five decades · a subterranean network of terror tunnels built by Hamas over 10 years to gain access into Israel has been treated for smoke inhalation after a bus full of peak hour commuters caught on fire · Burgen ad asking "Are you still a Burgen virgin?" leaves some wondering whether sex is really needed to sell bread · all lanes of the Sydney Harbor Bridge were temporarily closed after the executive chairman of now defunct stockbroker BBY, Glenn Rosewall, enlisted the help of a psychic to prepare revenue & cash flow forecasts · a giant inflatable moon has been filmed rolling across the streets of Fujian in south-east China, as Typhoon Meranti made landfall · a banking blogger has turned his glare onto school fundraising, accusing his daughter's school of "compulsory conscription" for a "staggeringly uneconomic" market day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me a severe
dose of para-
noia. I thought
long & hard
about leaving it
at room temper-
ature, but finally
decided to keep
it chilled until I
could celebrate
people stopping
talking about me.