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The disappearing we

January 29, 2017 - 06:51 -- Admin

The disappearing we

There are no borders for the bees
The disappearing bees
There are no borders for the birds
The disappearing birds
There are only borders for me
The disappearing we

John Passant 29 January 2016

A robo-poem

January 23, 2017 - 20:45 -- Admin

A robo-poem

Can a robot write
My poetry
With plugged in words
Lacking vocabulary?

Or attempts at rhyme
That fail
Like Napoleon in winter
In the hinterland of meaning?

I do not doubt it
I know
Meaning is your meaning
Not mine

And words spew like pages
Too few written
In the calm within the rages
Or the rage within the quiet

Daylight robbery

January 8, 2017 - 21:12 -- Admin

I have spent the past 48 hours examining my bank robbery records.

I travelled to Brisbane recently to participate in a University law reform discussion and to meet students there and on the Gold Coast. As I had to be in Canberra on the Sunday I decided to stay the Saturday night on the Gold Coast rather than incur considerable extra expense by flying back to Wollongong and then travelling to Canberra the following day. This is within the rules provided.