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Thursday, 25 February 2016 17:44

Neptune's Staff

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1935
Neptune's Staff
Peter Kennard

Many-headed monster
encased in thick dark metal
as it sails the silent seas
its existence an outrage
a deep immorality
fathomless in ignorance
and the thought of replacing
this monster with another
more gruesome than ever
as the oceans rise
and refugees flee
and hungry children cry out
seems to stink to high heaven
that can only rebuke us
and say it may cost us
the earth.

 

            Stop Trident March and Rally 12 noon, Saturday 27 February, London, see www.cnduk.org

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Jim Aitken

Jim Aitken is a poet and dramatist living and working in Edinburgh. His last poetry collection was ‘Flutterings’ 2016 and his last play produced was ‘Letters from Are C’ directed by Karen Douglas of SpartaKi. Jim also tutors in Scottish Cultural Studies in Edinburgh, organises Literary Walks for groups around the city, and teaches creative writing for people with mental health issues.
His new play ‘Rosa’, about the life of Rosa Luxemburg, will be staged at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh in November 2019.

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