December 31, 2016

Winston Plowes


How we deal with death                      K
is process all existence                          S
and fear the unknown.                          K



I would remind you,                                    S
if I can have honesty                                  K
the rest is simple–                                       S


Go slow, be gentle.                                   K
Turn to a God and ask what                 S
war is all about.                                          K


Conquest is easy.                                      K
And even for an eggshell,                     S
the key can be faked.                              S


A million things                                          K
you do not yet understand–               S
Creativity!                                                     S


Suffering is good                                         K
as a poet might put it…                           S
Temporarily.                                                   K


*Source – All words and word strings taken from television and film quotations by Captain James T. Kirk (K) and Commander Spock (S).



Winston Plowes lives aboard his floating home in Calderdale with his lucky black cat, Fatty. He teaches creative writing and was Poet in Residence for The Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2012-14. His collection of surrealist poetry Telephones, Love Hearts & Jellyfish, Electric Press was published in 2016.


Image: “Spock”, by James F. Woglom.