Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem is about some of the paradoxes that he feels inside him. Sometimes people act differently day-to-day, and change their outlook and views just as often.
This can be interpreted as flexibility or weakness depending on their role in life and what, if anything, results from their views and actions. As well as the personality and attitude of whoever is judging their behaviour.
This poem is set in those days when you have too little to do and too much to think about: when life can seem superfluous to the mind.
But it is a poem of life, and all the little contrasts and contradictions that make it sweet to complete.
The Futility of Life and Death
trying to live in health
but dream time in death
exercising like a jock
with a downer outlook
trying to make a difference
or just being a nuisance
Redux my Paradox in Flux
hobo man of the world
wonders why Britain’s being sold
running miles to nowhere
a natural couch potato
post my views of positive
return to sender in negative
Here’s a quick stream of consciousness ditty by Marc Latham, about how whatever you do can be spun negatively, and especially if you are isolated/in a minority group.
Not saying it’s always that way of course, as sometimes the majority’s criticism of the loner/minority is deserved.
It’s for the beloved Greenygrey and supporters, who are at this very moment locked in battle against the dreaded Grand Council.
Twist and Shake the Snake
you get back
what you put in
or so they say
but, what if your
no, by your fellow
those who want self
right up there above
behind your back
Thanks to all those who visited the Existential site to read Marc Latham’s Ant Theory of Human Existence article, and helped to make it one of the most read articles on the site. And especially to Claire Knight for writing her poem interpreting the theory.
The article will be on the main page of the Existential site for another week, and it has been joined by three great articles since it appeared.
Thanks also to the Poetic Voice website for visiting and inviting me to join.