Intelligibly indigestible

Among the thoughtless

Another year nighs its end.
Do smoking pillars days portend
Past three years of heavy breathing
Nothing reveals signs of easing.
Another fear each day awaits
Health and hearth intimidates
Thoughts for food upon the table
Among the thoughtless and disabled.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..