Bird Brained

How can we say our brains evolved to read? When we have only just begun to write; There must be something built into our sight, That we recycle when we find the need.   By training sets of pigeons with just feed, We taught them how to pick words that are right; How can we … Read more

Forbidden Dreams

You cast off with a heavy heart, A flash of bloodshot as you leap; And even though this is the start, The ocean waves call you to sleep.   Between two hemispheres of blue, You search for scraps of food to eat; A desolate and naval view, The ocean waves call you to sleep.   … Read more

The Death of a New Species

In Africa there is a killer Queen Engaging in a spot of filicide; Where two sub-species meet in zones between Their habitats, all male offspring have died. This means that cross-breeding has not survived; A natural culling swiftly brought about By spiroplasma microbes that have thrived. No matter how much the females put out This … Read more

The Sparrowhawk

At the end of my garden I see you perched quietly, Your orange belly glowing Like a slowly setting sun.   A dead leaf tumbles across My unkempt lawn like a ghost; But you do not even blink, And I cannot meet your gaze.   You lift your wing to hail me And I return … Read more

The Peppered Moth

Arising from our ashen pit of toil, As forge and mill did shape this unkempt land; The blackness of the trees from coal and oil, Contrasted with the skin nature had planned. A single, fragile pearl encased in jet, Your pallor marked you out for all to see; In contrast to our progress, blood and … Read more

Senescence by the Sea

Whilst it is certain that we all must die, Why is it that we must grow old with age? Our final acts upon this mortal stage Would seem less fierce if youth would not pass by.   But urchins in the sea do now defy The thoughts that drown declining minds with rage: Whilst it … Read more

It Isn’t Really Up to Me

With climate change now set in stone I go to turn on my TV, And watch the other people moan: “It isn’t really up to me.”   “I heard the US fracked for oil, And China built some factory; It’s them who rape and rot and spoil, It isn’t really up to me.”   Of … Read more

Our Children Are Not Werewolves

The moon it rises overhead, As children sleep and go to bed; But when it swaps from old to new Do angels see their horns come through, Whilst hunters smear their faces red.   And are their dreams full of bloodshed; Turning to nightmares full of dread. Leaving their thoughts and feelings blue, The moon … Read more

Biological Entanglement

Your search for energy you can’t suppress, Looking for particles of light on waves. A perfect quantum engine you possess, Your search for energy you can’t suppress. Entangled in the wet chaotic mess, As light is trapped forever as your slaves. Your search for energy you can’t suppress, Looking for particles of light on waves. … Read more

Twisted Love

Emerging from my host now fully grown, I test my twisted wings on freedom short; Then start my search for your sweet pheromone, And spy you bulging like a grotesque wart. You occupy the belly of a bee Cocooned inside and safe from any pain, At least until you copulate with me; If you don’t … Read more

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