Sonnet: Turn It Off, Then On Again

“Have you tried turning it off, then back on?” “Aye son, gonnae help me fix ma TV?” “Okay. Can you tell me what you can see?” “A cannae see a ‘hing. The pictures goan.” “Can you see the serial number shown?” “Ye mean they daft scribbles? They’re far too wee. Ah thought you said you... Continue Reading →

Villanelle: Holding a Child

Does the fear of holding a child reside in others as it does myself Resisting responsibility to provide protection An unread book gathering dust on a shelf   To never father a child is like an unspent wealth Yet I am not ready to provide beyond my preservation Does the fear of holding a child... Continue Reading →

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