white collar black market

they talk of being woke
but at the same time turn a blind eye
while white collar ties to black market crimes in commercial enterprise
exacerbate the social plight
of those at the bottom of the economic divide

but what to expect when freedom is not necessary for the organism to survive
wisdom not part of the narrative of what makes civilisation thrive
when one needs no light to have a good night
and it’s convenient to believe the lies
isn’t that the tragedy of our times folk?


Her Heart

She understood empire building
And how to position herself at the centre like Lady Lugard
Nifty when pulling the strings and always true to her feelings
A real woman, no facade 


no heaven for a heathen

significance is predicated on the presence of substance
so in the absence of meaning there can be no essence
and when things manifest in our lives that seemingly don’t make sense or meet our expectations
perhaps it’s because we missed the connection between our thoughts, feelings and actions
the consequence of which is a life with no purpose


A Song for Alyssa too

Time with you is always gone too soon
Like the sun in the south when it’s June
But I hope even when the seasons change
In your heart there’ll still be room

Hold me tight and wear my embrace
Until my scent becomes your perfume
Blame my imagination on this full moon
But I see visions of our child from the womb to your bosom

So beautiful
Like a flower in full bloom


Living Forever in a Moment

The avoidance of regret

Might inspire one to take actionable steps

But often with unintended consequences due to triggering the onset

Of a perpetual pursuit to have desires instantly met

Or in fact the complete opposite

Foregoing immediate gratification to appreciate self-conquest in retrospect

All which can shift one’s experiences outside a moment’s presence

And as a result, impairing reason, judgement and common sense


Mind Matters

Impressions influence the formulation of opinion
And experience either confirms or contradicts bias

Perspective however, is predicated on priorities set
Based on one’s propensity to make predictions about how the future might take shape


More than a million (the nice and the not-so-nice)

For most of us, life’s happenings are beyond reason
And as such we discover the well-watered and drought ridden all in the same season
Making the self a victim of internal criticism and external realism
Full of contradictions

Connate values and inherent beliefs to justify societal standing
Tenets adopted with no intrinsic understanding of Agrippa’s trilemma
Resulting in millennium prize problems worth more than a million

So why wonder why when it’s been clear from the beginning
Take action, experience fresh feelings and end the turmoil within
Shape your own definition of freedom of thought and expression
The most potent impetus for new creations
And the tool for interpreting life’s constitution
In order to make sense of virtue and vice
The nice and the not-so-nice