Her stern copper face looks down on me,
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s mother?
On closer inspection, can’t help but feel
That this is the Frenchman’s mad brother.

Bearing the torch and tabula ansata,
He invokes the chain of a broken law.
I am enlightened today –
Libertas is male: in shock but not awe.



a cruel lesson

blue planet beams into my room
via the television. i am no expert
on what is under the oceans but
i am learning migration routes

of whales & spinner dolphins –
& see a dumbo octopus unearthed,
never captured on film before.
70% covered by sea there’s

a lot of death going on.
the giant trevally launched out
of the water & snatched
a fledgling tern, snapping

back under before eating it.
ever seen a fish kill a bird?
strange world.
my daughter enters the room

& asks
is it fish & chips tonight?
i agree. can taste that cod
on my palate already.


crack of light replenishes
as I stroll in thundering

at the yellow tram stop
it pains me to huddle
under pelted shelter

a multitude of strangers
take cover.
i stand in the open gaze

waiting, not fazed
by solely water pelting down
but i frown when hooting
tram arrives

yellow carriages cramped
a multitude of strangers
heading towards the city.

event on the horizon

they sat on a warm wooden bench in the remains of a Roman Fort.
the moon a cream quarter and fleet footed bully time forcing his

finger tracing high constellations. then he fixed on the brightest.
that burning spark will some day die, succumbs to the vacuum finale.

a black hole is like this she interjected and spread her arms horizontal.
what’s behind the blackness? i dread speculate, though

it might be inquisitive to stir such debate. his hands shape Timeout.
they stand and walk along the cobbled floor onto Every Street.


like the classics
i was never taught
math in school

musing later
tealight dancing
sat in the creaking
executive chair

+INTEGRAL – spilled

and slashed
into the notebook

(F1 + 6) = S6 formed
backdrop limited
space DE FUSED


TAM-S = STRAIN (doing)

never forget the verb.