Horse Passport and Castration

These Orchids Have
Descended is a precursor to
The Gelded, two

narratives where
figurative meaning is the data
for recording loss

and survival in the
‘-ectomy’ of what has been removed
being attached at the end.

As the story goes,
there are those who think an ID for
people’s vaccinations

threatens liberties,
but to have your knackers taken? Covid
is bollocks for the

anti-brigade, but
here is a masterclass in equine registration
to prove a need –

one microchip records
two testicles taken, where humans flinch at
two picks in an arm

to save theirs
(or its equivalence). When horses
neigh it is not a refusal,

just real pain,
but it is about controlling things
for continuing.




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