A Dusty Eviction

Within the grimy creases of our home, Lurk microbes poised and floating in the dust; A sullied sign that we are not alone.   We treat these scrounging tenants with disgust, Yet most of them just want to co-exist; To which our incensed manners seem unjust.   By letting sunlight stream into their midst, We … Read more

A (Mentally) Healthy Diet

Our mental health is complex and obscure, There is no simple truth for how we feel; Depression does not have a catch-all cure, But can we swallow comfort from a meal? The fatty acids of Omega three, Are found in fish and help to fight despair; Omega six in food does not agree With building … Read more

A Deficit in Spring

With rising heat, the Earth begins to bloom, The emerald hues a fervent sign of spring; And every breath of air that’s taken in, A sweet riposte to poisons we exhume.   But now these inhalations come too soon, A portent of the harmful change they bring; With rising heat, the Earth begins to bloom, … Read more

A Blemish in Our Atmosphere

Between the curves where space and sky entwine, The air is stripped by violent, solar flow; A savagery inherently benign, When matched with what arises from below.   The shockwaves of our past can still be felt, Revealing every blow as it was dealt; As ripples found in time unveil each scar, The atmosphere cannot … Read more

Sky-ku

Floating out of mind A patchwork quilt of azures – Holding us in place.   This is a sky-ku, inspired by the fact that today (Friday 21st September 2019) is International Sky Day, a landmark event that was initiated by The SkyDayProject in celebration of promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of our sky. Sky-ku are … Read more

The Spoils of Peace

As echoes of past conflicts start to fade, The dissipating fog lays bare what’s planned; Whilst treaties dance upon a blunted blade, With bloodied fist replaced by sleight of hand. The broken boughs pollute this new wasteland, As mended limbs now exhume every crease And bow and scrape to each perverse demand. The gongs of … Read more

Peer Review

After carefully constructing a research paradigm, Analysing the data, ensuring all facts align; It’s time I told others of my latest break through, But first I must send it out for review.   I search for a journal of prestige and fame, One that is worthy to carry my name; Then I format the text … Read more

Fractured Water

Within the hidden pores of ancient rock, Clandestine remnants of our past lie trapped And whisper of the future they unlock.   As these seductive murmurs leave us rapt, We penetrate the soil with straws of steel To drink from fresh reserves we find untapped.   But first we need to break the stony seal, … Read more

Curiosity Did Not Kill Schrödinger’s Cat

Why am I a scientist? Partly due to personal perseverance And perspiration. But I wouldn’t even have had the chance To work Up A Sweat If I had not been encouraged from an early age That the world was my experimental stage. So, when I asked my mum and dad For the tenth, The twentieth, … Read more

The Mouths in the Cave

In reefs and caves you make a vibrant nest, Your shells erect majestic, living rocks; As sunlight burns you scheme whilst taking rest, But when the night sets in, your case unlocks. As tendrils slither through the murky brine, They taste the brackish soup for future prey; A thousand tiny mouths now wait in line, … Read more

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