Status anxiety 

We fortify from danger:

assassins in faces of smiling strangers

virtual enemies in their virtual webs

politics and economics lost to chaos that decide our fates.

We send emissaries to greet the unknown:

riders of fear, and mistrust.

They evaluate, and permute through distorting lenses

and we wait impatiently,

seeking sign of return from fortress apertures that gradually narrow our views.

Imprisoned in amour plated hearts,

and hidden in cages with locks so intricate there is no key

we seek shelter in the half light of life,

bent and broken,

repeating rituals

to conjure spirits of freedom.


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A man who is trying to find a place in the world of today, and daring to hope there is work out there to energise and fulfil. I have a lot of life experiences and reflections to share, from a rather neurotic, self doubting perspective(!)

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