on education

children of Texas
learn drills to escape shooters
law-makers profit
Mauripol children
learn Russian curriculum
teaching at gunpoint

~

n.b. In the USA the elephant in the classroom carries a gun because of a constitutional change way back in 1791. Surely it is time for a review of that blood-stained document?

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/05/gun-rights-groups-set-new-lobbying-spending-record-in-2021/

In Ukraine the elephants are cancelling school holidays and forcing children to learn a new history, this time from a Russian perspective. This is according to Petro Andryushchenko, a city official of Mauripol, The Guardian news publisher in London reports.

CLP 27/05/2022

on light

a veil is drawn here
new day rises in Texas
lone star brings no warmth

~

n.b. Private profit, public loss. Free market extremism, private grief.

CLP 26/05/2022

on time

Hey! Why the long face?
Warm water, bubbles, music
Don't over-think this

~

CLP 23/05/2022

on memory

look at our pictures
we were always so happy
airbrush out that hurt

~

CLP 21/05/2022

on light

come, sit on this bench
watch kaleidoscopic trees
run through all the greens

~

CLP 17/05/2022

on time

alone hours tick by
everything doubles when shared
all is relative

~

CLP 15/05/2022

on light

it's nearly midnight
there is too much of it now
they sing all night long

~

n.b. Not that I’m objecting to birdsong.

CLP 14/05/2022

on time

Don't count your chickens
they won't be bothered at all
they're not counting you

~

CLP 13/05/2022

on time

I can give no more
attention economy
consumed everything

~

CLP 13/05/2022

on time

crash out, power down
just let the clock tick over
bounce back tomorrow

~

CLP 07/05/2022