DAY 2.15 Thoughts on the incompetence and venality of the care agencies

April 9th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

This is simply a rant which takes off from the fact that I, an 82-year-old pensioner, am supposedly being looked after by ‘care agencies’, who are meant to provide up someone who turns up in the morning, washes me and makes me presentable. In return for this they are supposed to pay the careworkers a living wage plus assuring they work to a sensible timetable None of this id currently taking place.

DAY 2.11.3. The Beginning

April 2nd, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Because so many times before today (23rd March, 2016), it’s felt like the end, surely now it’s time for a new beginning. As the joker said to the thief, there must be some way out of this; but I can’t even begin to imagine what it can be.

Here I am, holed up in a not overgenerous kitchen, trying to compose my thought in what is arguably the biggest disaster to overtake the planet. (There may be other planets and other disasters, but they don’t concern me right now.)

About not knowing what to write

April 2nd, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Here we enter a bit of a mishmash of posts: A poem on a lonely country


Here I am in a lonely country

the streets are not my friends

nor are those two dishevelled men I just saw (one thin, one too old to describe)

who are coming to meet me –

with pleading? with menace?

Who are you I say, it’s a sort of question

Here where questions seem to be a bit too difficult or too

direct. I don’t know what I might expect them to answer.

And indeed, they don’t, looking sideways as if to emphasise

how alone we are, each of us.

Self-isolation is a word which encompasses my loss

My loneliness; enforced, And which shows that I’m not talking

about a condition of my own; but one which, right now,

Is on, is over all of us. Who imposed this on me?

Why is this lonely landscape, with its dreadful inventions

all around? The thin man seems to be crying.

In fact, I think he can’t contain some sort of terror



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