garrulous endoscope. parallel explorations in fringe-science.
ageaen sailors pull in nets flapping with golden fish.
ARMIES OF COSMONAUTS. MAROON SPACE.
ISLANDS IN AGEAEN SPACE.
ANIMALS DO THEIR BIDDING. defer to their will.
numerous acts of magic.
COOING TO COCKROACHES.
Sabotage of Experimental Utopias.
Puncture Whole in Time.
take that back.
EMERGE INTO GREEN WORLD.
RIVER BASKS IN SUNSHINE.
trees loiter by the water-
joined by AN ABUNDANCE OF BIRDS. Long legged waders. Tiny finches in the dust.
TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS.
swans gold in reflected sunlight, confederacies of ducks. Herons. Egrets.
REPTILES LEAVE DYING PLANET.
fractious wind blusters through the houses. wrestles with the trees. numerous invasions. turbulent island. currents and cross-currents. vapid niece revived with smelling salts.
aquamarine neck tie. snorting crocodiles. lazy savage bulk hauled into the sun. incursions into enemy territory. acts of sabotage and provocation. surgical strikes. severance of arteries.
network of secret prison camps. counterrevolutionary militias trained armed and funded. information is exchanged. understandings are to come to. deals are struck.
with bull worshippers in Minoan temple complexes, orthodox priests with KGB connections, AGENTS OF THE INQUISITION, presiders over human sacrifices, temple of skulls, heart beating in the upraised hand.
grey tower blocks. walkways of concrete. wind at the feet of towers. sullen slave encampments.
disappearing into green corridor, passageway to broad and fecund wilderness. the habits of curious fauna. tree covering on peculiar rock formations. birds of infinite hauteur. the curve of a hunter’s beak.
old woman shuffles past. small dog sniffling at ankles.
the rites of ideologues. the violent magic. blood in the gears of history. tempest of arms.
priest wired in confession box. hotline to secret police. psychoanalysts surrender their files
extorters of information, gangsters. librarians make conscientious lists of borrowing records
item one. introduction to jihad
item two. poems to dismantle the world
teachers earmark essays for inspection by higher authorities
continuous vegetable mind
political assassinations in refugee camps. elimination of disruptive elements. examples made. Bermuda triangle warps, spits out first world war fighter planes, fishing canoes of Polynesian culture heroes, lost Vikings, scout ships of pirate fleets, whaling crews of Nantucket.
spy satellites monitor population centres. prison camps the size of cities. prodigies of administration. laboratories of control. numerous experiments are conducted.
disintegrating the personality/self atomised in enemy assault/millions of them, held in captivity. Time suspended in barren cage.
modelling new societies.
pop-eyed fish-men gulp oxygen through open mouths. gripe adenoidally.
outbreaks of meaningless violence in slave encampments.
CARD GAME TURNS BLOODY IN GULAG TOWN.
SCHOOLGROUND STAB FRENZY.
shows spool forth edited CCTV footage.
BRAVEST COPS EVER!
TOUGH TOWN COPS!
PROTECT AND SERVE!
CAN'T BEAT THE COPS!
IT'S A FAIR COP!
COP THAT SCUMBAG!
Suspend All Privileges.
All your so called human rights are indulgences granted for good behaviour. There is nothing natural, right or preordained about them. They can be revoked at will and without warning.
Prison Authorities run pilot programmes, administer highly addictive chemical compounds to sections of prison population,
chemical coshes, truth serums, mind-disintegrators.
Trial rival models of control.
'Control to what ends, one asks oneself' he opined airily
BURNING EARTH RECEDES ON NAVSCREEN.
All collaborators coldly left behind. ‘Rather you than me Old Chap,’
Horror as the Rescue Ships scatter into smoke.
All Collaborators torn limb form limb in acts of primal savagery.
Slaves abandoned at the end of an exhausted mine.
TV runs on till end of time in an automatic self-cannibalising loop. Recombining its images indefinitely.
mantic image stream stared into by deformed survivors, languageless at the reinstatement of time.
Points of awareness shorn of language and sense of self. Shipwrecked and owl-eyed
in a world entirely unmapped. Unnamed. No part distinguished from any other part. No parts. No pieces.
Moth swarm in City Hall. Well-paid men walk briskly through the giant lobby, past pillars of green marble, moths clinging to their trousers and jackets.
Demented survivors in wild cannibal orgy. Systematic merciless assault on civilian populations. Death rays like green jet trails in the night sky. Tracer fire over suburban cul-de-sacs. Huge explosions in shopping malls. City becomes vast sprawling battlefield. Private bloodfueds flare into citywide conflagrations. Random violence erupts in classrooms. Gang shootouts in nightclubs. Counter-terrorism operations collapse in fusillades of misdirected gunfire. Freedom Fighters Liberate the Prisons. Militias impose secessionist government. Arms Dealers stroll brazenly through No Mans Land, clambering through razor wire.
Occupied territory implodes in violence. Turned against itself. Sprawling chaotic battlefield. Thrillseeking fight goons. DO HIM!
mercenaries strut and preen. ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO BE DIRECTED THROUGH CENTRAL PROCESSING COMPUTER.
erect brazenly novel follies in literature. inaugurate new age of largely indolent pleasure. retire in pleasant vales of surging green.
entertain gratuitous visions of apocalypse. starring roles in galactic melodramas. lizard conspiracies that span millennia.
conquer foes of immovable obduracy. enemies of inflexible ruthlessness. battle skull serpents on cold windy rock. resist the advances of moonwraiths. become distinctly other. all the interviewers remark on it.
'he has a distinct otherness about him'