Reindeer Games (apathy of the times)

Apathy becomes the winter chill People listening to the commentary Of the goings on, the slaps of Big Brother, A testimony of the times. There are drones and satellites, thermal maps And functional magnetic resonance imaging, The hearts are like frozen freezers, And eyes painted in icicles, And one woman, she goes to the doctor,…

Life In The Present (21st Oct 2017)

There are more cyclones in the Philippines Than there are volcanoes. While in Pakistan, terrorists ambush everyday people, As they walk through bazaars and alleyways. And in Germany, refugees are embracing each other Having made it into the promise land. While I sip a cup of tea And watch all this unravel on BBC News…

Apathy

Men and women warm up their interiors With a little coin to a ragamuffin Or praying loud and hard next to a crucifix Or sharing a facebook page of a lonely beggar child Caught unaware to the camera. Knowing freezing point is when The engine of the conscience will have Ice particles all over their…

The Caged Bird

  We are perfect pagans, we look at a bird In a cage, with beautiful plumage And look the other way. It seems we don’t see The cage. Only a bird as ugly as a devil worshipper In a black garment, a corvid of an unknown Degree of grotesque stitch. We are oblivious of care….

Crow Shit

We are all too familiar with the graffiti on windscreens Crow shit leaving smears like dendritic neurons or astral bodies And these corvids, sinister, diabolical, darker than midnight Seemingly hover at will, on electric wires and skeleton trees They are omnivores that beak around for wriggly worms Residue of rice packets inside open garbage bins…

Apathy

Prophets come and go, they say Some more visible than other, conspicuous And lurking in Christian propaganda And I’m not one such person. I’m just a fighter of my own freedom To be given a leveling field as everyone else A blade as blunt as the judgment blade, others Are subjected to, and frighteningly I…

Elegy on Life

On the forefront, the liberals Were barricading the conservatives Keeping them prisoner, while they Strut their commandment-less lifestyles On the passenger catwalks There were anorexic models, only bone And no flesh, just like their stubborn resistance To tradition and no growth of flesh To insulate the warmth of the heart   And just like “Pret-a-porter”…

Elephant

A glimpse of my life, after I left a 70000 dollars/annum job and came to Sri Lanka to work for 3000 dollars/annum – after needing my family’s support to deal with the stress of being watched 24 hours a day. I guess I will go down in history as the only Winston Smith – isolated,…

Winston (Dilantha) Smith – A Glimpse of his Story

Now I have been under watch and surveillance for 10 years (physical for 10+ whole years and mental or mind surveillance for nearly 7-8 years). 10 years of life a prisoner, when every time I sit on my commode, or take a shower or make love to my wife, I only feel the eyes watching…