Author: unwrapping

reflective, agitated, sometimes melancholy, articulate, hopefully creative, reasonably hopeful.

A Little

We don’t belong.  We are not like the others. And knowing this we do not want to know them. Their standards are to us a plastic bubble Which they can’t share with us nor can we show them How we differ.  We are quite alone. And in our loneliness still need no part Of peoples’…

Another Satire

Hello coldness – my old friend We’ve come to live with you again Behind the icicles in our tent awning We huddle up and wait for morning And the sound of the planes flying high in the sky going by – oh me oh my Disturb the sound of silence. The daylight comes and in…

Précis on sense of touch

Out of our senses we can utilise Sight sound and touch for taking in, Words and touch for sending out Our messages to others. Some of us find words too tight to use And although touch can be bi-useful Our bodies really use it as a sensor Not a projection of our selves. As such…

Peace amongst the Parasol Shadows

We were enjoying our annual winter break in the warmth of Tenerife. On Wednesday, we decided to relax by the pool later in the day, rather than straight after breakfast, which had been our habit. We surveyed the options for the best place to lie. With the sun lower in the sky and further round…

A Stroke of Serendipity

Eight days ago at 12.32, I stepped outside and phoned my wife. Unusually for me I was in England – albeit 160 miles away in Southampton at my company’s UK offices. Two days earlier I had driven south from our home in the east midlands. Then I had flown to Guernsey flown back to Southampton…

Calais – a Crisis of Compassion

Let’s just call them people. Not a swarm of people, not migrants, not even refugees. As soon as we label people we objectify them. And if we label a group of people, we make them all the same. At least the word people allows for men and women and children, from different countries, each with…

The Geometry of Germany (12 angles)

The Black Forest nestles in the bottom left hand corner of Germany. A rectangle 50km wide and 150km long, it is the largest German holiday region, with the magnificent Rhine defines the southern and western borders. I first visited here as a child, and can still recall the black battalions of foreboding trees, standing tall…