Imagine you’re a beached whale Turning rancid on some far-off shore Imagine you’re a dead hooker Embracing a suburban wooden floor, Imagine you’re a member of her clientele A dime-a-dozen corrupt officer of the law, Imagine you get angry, ‘cos you’re short of cash Beat the poor woman until her blood hangs on the door, […]Read More In Justice
Cocaine dreams and petroleum lines Chasing nirvana in white snow thought train Stimulant thrills forging victimless crimes Synthetic euphoria invades crimson brain Powdered walls in this marshmallow palace Gingerbread house enshrines rehab convent Cardboard meals and purple pills for Alice Brand name Zoloft that they say is Godsent Addiction gives way to new legal lust […]Read More Halfway Housed
We, here, at the Contemporary College of Excellence Would like to extend a most warm welcome Indeed, you are privileged, to garner a spot here And we trust that you will make the most of your stay Oh, don’t worry, just sign on the dotted line It’s the key to your future, be good and […]Read More The Institute Welcomes You
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty” ~Thomas Jefferson Would you call this mud? A tenuous strand of thought emerges from the disarray of a crimson haze, soaking through the veil of blood-sand that coats the man, drip-dropping into the fast-fading corridors of his consciousness. He wonders, absently, how he can still hear those […]Read More Integrity.
Life’s unfair. That’s what we’re told, when things don’t go our way. Yes, you deserve it, no, unfortunately there’s no way to challenge it. That’s the consolation, the friendly, half-taunting commiseration – that no matter what “it” is, “it” is too great a challenge, too vast and intricate a machine to ever displace. Doing so […]Read More How About We Start a War?
Louder than bombs… a round of fresh ammunition spills from the boy’s father, slurred by a coating of cheap gin, but lethal nonetheless. The shrapnel of a mother’s wail impregnates itself in his psyche, bleeding out any illusion of happiness. Leather. The stark, synthetic skin consumes DeShaun Holton, its cold claws chafing against his sandpaper-thin […]Read More “The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions”
Religion – The Great Institution, perhaps the most influential facet of humanity, in its entirety. It is often regarded as one of the cornerstones of our species’ development, the catalyst, throughout history, for change, or stagnation, on a grandiose scale. The question we must ask ourselves, however, is simply, “Why?” The human condition is such […]Read More Imagine Reality
Thin, silvery wisps texture the stale air choked under a sky of tarpaulin. They mingle with the musty vapours, which now condense on the soldiers, a shroud of humidity. In the back of the Humvee, nobody speaks. The only punctuations in the air of horror are the stifled sobs of soldiers, overcome with the revulsion […]Read More Ashes to Ashes