The Troll

Darkened room — screen throws light Unsuspecting victim to select tonight Find online discussion — become a part I’m a connoisseur of this disruptive art. I was once the stuff of fairy tale Unfriendly monster of mountain trail Now the internet has made me real With such reach, my power they feel. Once in a […]

Dangerous Breaths

by Derek Morrison Breath in deep and suck it down These invisible poisons in which you drown The sunny road ahead could not be flatter But you won’t see that particulate matter From fresh air you can’t tell it apart But it works its way to your heart Suck it down as you keep fit […]

Girl’s Bike

by Derek Morrison It’s a girl’s, he had loudly protested But much time had his dad invested In fixing chain and Sturmey-Archer gears So such protests fell on dad’s deaf ears. His road sense was much in doubt So after work dad took him out He now felt a growing sense of pride For just […]

No longer required

by Derek Morrison Esteemed Time Lord now sounds alert To possible futures we should avert Dreams of bottling Man’s ‘commonsense’ Spawns nightmare of artificial intelligence. The creeping crab of automation Removing people from their station Soon knocks on unexpected doors Roles erased — now digital chores. We may come to embrace the taxi ride Just […]


by Derek Morrison We’re the king and queen of distraction With an obsessive need to explore No matter what’s the action We need a new info score. We must always be connected No matter what we do We naively think we are protected We are the digital savvy new. We believe in the myth of […]


by Derek Morrison Over the two bridges that look like one For a border weave is today’s cycle run On the other side we’re through South Wales’ gate Onwards past Chepstow’s outskirts, keep riding straight. On the A466 to St Arvans, we head Now a small climb to the top, but no sweat need be […]