Am I a stone, and not a sheep, / That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross, / To…
So many of the people I’ve
/ informed that she is dead
/ have said
/ ‘If there’s anything
/ we can do, anything at all,
/ don’t hesitate…
Lord, this is pip-squeak calling.
/ Even with your infinite technology
/ I expect your line’s busy. Therefore
/ forgive me my witter, tucked…
They have come
/ to scald our blood, to call us out
/ from our bright houses to the twisted shadows under trees.
/ Let us…
There is a god who tends / the empty corners of public places / the spaces where no one goes…
Cavernous – and empty now – / no shouts of dockers, / no barefoot women shovelling / molasses – it…
/ Her only home was here in this forest, among the high rocks,
/ sending her long arrows in flight through…
In the loco…
/ the machine-god,
/ cap and boilersuit,
/ holds the pistons’ mystery in his hand.
/ In the Pullman…
/ the First-Class god
/ mellows projects in conditioned air.
‘There is at least a moderate risk that there is in your family
/ an alteration in a gene that can cause…
‘If it is our mission
/ to alleviate suffering
/ as well as to preserve life
/ there should be no conscientious restraint
/ and if God has…
I’d cast my coat again, rowe up my sark,
An’, or they’d time to lench a second ark,
Tak’ back my word an’ sen’ anither spate,
Droon oot the hale hypothec, dicht the sklat
I didna speak
/ whan it bleetert doon.
/ Ma man wis gey taen up wi’ getting us
/ sortit, an’ it wis…