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…

Galle

Galle, Galle, they shout, the bus conductors Near a new paved highway to a coastal town. Gallus gallus is a chicken, a red one for that matter That they say made this town, Galle. And a few miles internally Near a jungle, you get the wild junglefowl As the national bird of Sri Lanka. That…

Goatee

My goatee didn’t make Me a buccaneer or Brad Pitt With his unruffled patch of sylvian forest It didn’t make me an artist By the name of Van Dyke Nor did it give me the ranks of a muskateer Although I’m a little fol in my joie-de-vivre It did not give me a long face…