This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but with a whimper.T.S. Eliot The last humans on Earth sat on the porch, drinking radioactive tea. “I always did think a cup of tea solved everything,” Philip said to his wife. Trish smiled at him with the fondness of fifty years putting up with … Continue reading Waiting
In the hush of dawn, four soft paws pad across a hidden threshold. One step, two, four. The shadow-dappled body holds still for a moment, testing the air. Listening, ears perk. Dust swirls. Dark, heavy ivy twists into the concrete around her. Fresh grass pokes feathered shoots through cracks. Crepuscular insects whir their membranous wings … Continue reading Pripyat
I went for a drive to the damThinking to see me a sightA beautiful lakeA woodland of treesA bevvy of birds and the like But when I got there it was rainingAnd nothing at all could I see‘Cept fat little raindropsObscuring the viewFalling down laughing at me So I parked up beneath the tall gum … Continue reading Serpentine Dam
There’s writing on the wall, They even wrote a name;I call the children outAnd ask them who’s to blame.‘It wasn’t me,’ says Becca,‘It wasn’t Tommy neither!’I can’t get a confessionOut of Tommy either.Then Becca gets a boardAnd Tommy gets the chalk,And both the children drawAnd give a little talk:They made a friend, they say,Who told … Continue reading Whodunnit
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