Midsummer 2018 The Dark Side @AlinaMeridon

Light & Dark

This has been a dark year, with fools and fascists creeping into the light with ever greater confidence.

my syllables cut
by executive order
and kept in cages

our humanity
is measured in dollar bills
we’re easily mugged

the fascists return
bleeding through our broken world
history unlearned

always with balance
in cabinet and in news
we’re led to chaos

viva la brexit!
we carve ourselves to the bones
to feed the vultures

  • Trump has voiced his admiration for dictators, and seems quite determined to turn the land of the free into a Nazi superstate.
  • May and the Brexiters seem determined to fulfil Putin’s dream of a divided Europe, and the rich and superrich are circling like vultures in anticipation of the resulting fire sale.
  • England is home to a particularly foul breed of transphobes who imagine themselves righteous warriors and silenced victims of a grand, patriarchal conspiracy – but they are far from silenced and the British press gives them a powerful platform for their hate and misinformation.
  • Europe, poor Europe! Don’t let the fascists win!

Not hard to see, the dark side is. Anger, fear, aggression,…

But let’s have some light to begin with.

The tale of blind Jedi Master Ko Hoshino and her journey to becoming one with the Force.

The tale of blind Jedi Master Ko Hoshino and her journey to becoming one with the Force.

Freya Pickard

I’m delighted that Freya selected three of my haiku for her blog this year. The themes were celestial bodies and oceans.

  • Venus, twilight enchantment
  • Pluto, caution before gods!
  • Celestia, (more celestial bodies)
  • Sharks, for the Ocean series

National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo)

For this year’s NaPoWriMo I ranted about transmisogyny and press bias, for the most part, writing daily quintets of haiku – until I was just too depressed to continue.

a binary ex
too consumed with asking why
I saw shades of grey

sex is binary
attraction is after all
particle physics

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