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.

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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Forty-five people are stuck in cable cars high above the 50th International Literacy Day · three women arrested in connection with a car laden with gas canisters that was found abandoned near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral were likely planning on reducing spending as the key means of effecting budget repair · former Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit has questioned his successor's decision to call a royal commission into why Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones have been exploding all over the place · a bespoke children's book originally penned as a gift for a one-year-old nephew now comprises one-third of the smart wearable device category sales.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Pram Minister Malcontent Turnipball has warned a driver who was using a metal frypan as a steering wheel that he risks a mistake of historic proportions if he "hides under the doona" & ignores economic scaremongering · ex-Prem Ministrone Coven Rude has resurfaced on the international scene as a golden retriever called Romeo that has been pulled alive from a pile of rubble in central Italy · world leaders tried out the massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'World Of Warcraft' at an entertainment stand at the G20 meeting in Hangzhou but thought it didn't measure up to the real thing · the only proof you need that the Sun is the one true master of our solar system is first-time Airbnb user Holly telling local media that she agreed to rent her apartment to it for ten days, & returned to find her unit trashed, with rotten fruit covering the walls, a crack pipe in a vase, & many items missing.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Today the
postman brought
me details of
a competition
that simply
using the words
gemütlich &
caoutchouc in a
poem. Couldn't
think of any way
to do it so
not to enter.