Experience teaches, but its lessons
may be useless. I could have done without
a few whose only by-product is grief,
which, as waste, in its final form,
isn’t good for anything.
A helicopter beating all night above the firth,
a Druid shouting astrology
outside the off-licence will eventually
put the Ambien in ambience.
Our culture is best described as heroic.
Courageous in self-promotion, noble
in the circulation of others’
disgrace, our preoccupation with death