AS FALL FELL PLAYLIST

It’s that horrible time between death and burial for our family, like an extended Easter Saturday, you know that the time will end eventually, but it seems interminable.

My brother is holding up as well as can be expected, but we all feel the shadows of losses long ago.

Dale m

QUEEN’S LIST

THE WORLD STOPS FOR OUR DEPARTED QUEEN…

MY POOR BELOVED SISTER IN LAW JANE, DIED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, AFTER A LONG AND PERNICIOUS BATTLE WITH CANCER, YET WE CANNOT GET A DEATH CERTIFICATE UNTIL THE QUEEN HAS BEEN INTERRED. IMAGINE, IN THIS DAY AND AGE, A COUNTRY WHERE THE WORLD STOPS TURNING FOR 11 DAYS AS A MARK OF RESPECT TO AN ANCIENT QUEEN… ITS LIKE LIVING IN THE MIDDLE AGES!

GOD BLESS YOU JANE, YOU WERE WORTH A THOUSAND ROYALS.

DALE M

MOURNING PLAYLIST

ON THE PASSING OF THE QUEEN.

As a non subject of the queen, I do not feel any sense of vindication or spite in her passing. I do not mourn her, because I did not know her and moreover, despised the tradition which she embodied. She was an old lady and had lived a long and prosperous life. That is all. I will again refuse politely, to be a subject to her son. I am subject to no-one.

Dale M

ESSENCE

ESSENCE

It was never lust…

I mean how could it be,

those beloved girls,

when we were but nine,

It was a yearning for the angelic,

that perfect essence.

I wanted to bring those feminine

attributes into my being,

A denigration of the masculine bent,

Which was to win or destroy…

Not a pretty mindset,

When I could share the juices

raised by love and nurture.

The essential dichotomy,

the innate male,

aggressive and hard,

competing with this desire,

To embrace the gentler side,

the side of beauty and colour…

This is what I find so wonderful.

Dale M Beck 2022