Fathers, Again

Awesome
male parent,
so the card half-says,
parental
legal
social,
though not in these words
moreover;

nor the
Institute of Fatherhood.

Connoisseur of
dad dressing, the
biology of epigenetics:

fathers don’t
mother
and are more
than money,
not on the cards
either.

Dad’s don’t always
do things with
apostrophes.

fathers are mothers
mothers are fathers

though maybe not at
http://www.prick’ssportinggoods.com
for razors
guns
hunting gear
old roll of the dice

And yellow dads,
though that might be
mellow,

no apostrophe,

dads make mistakes too.

And DadMusic
always the favourites.

Our secular trinity
still postulates difference,
and data-driven ideas
still fool themselves.

My small baseball gloves
were always for my hands
anyway.

On this day
it’s many things

noting the apostrophe.

 

[posted last year, but hey…]

Grenfell

g1g2

I posted this just over one year ago, and do so again on this day. The words are taken from/found in tributes to the victims from family and friends.

Read Gary Young’s article in The Guardian today ‘The shameful truth about Britain’s response to Grenfell’ here.

Stewart Lee in ‘The Observer’

stewart harry

Stewart Lee is always the most satirically insightful writer on portraying a perverse world, here adopting a persona and defending a family normally anathema to him – demonstrating a poignancy within the acerbic – and exposing the grotesque hypocrisy of those citing ‘virtue-signalling’ in others as well as those who attack fascism, wherever/whoever it is, as a criticism.