– of reptilian instinct –

Between 243 and 233 million years ago…

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     – of reptilian instinct –

Of Dinosauria,

You’d expect

A destined end,

In retrospect

Ye found inanely

Assails its planet,

And without limit,

Eating till extinct

Till its ensuing man,

Of reptilian instinct

Will aim to lord haver,

Tho world on the brink

Ne’er far from theory,

Be its fixed behaviour,

As man cued humans

Save beyond cavers,

Be Dinosaurians find

Of exploitive players,

Said prehuman specie 

In those dinosaur times!

              Ode to careless inflicted, Covid-19ers,

                             now on or beyond a life that goes on!

                                                                       written in Sweetsburg

                                                                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier           

                                                                      December 19, 2021

PS: Dinosaurs, as in Dinosaurian, first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 233 million years ago and became extinct some 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous Period. Thus so after living on Earth for about 165 million years. It would seem man need not fear for his longevity, for at our present rate of self destruct, we shall achieve extinction, in far fewer years than our dinosaurian forerunners!


On Faces

     – of ensuing phases –

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On Faces

     – of ensuing phases –

On faces lined so deep 
Its dawn shadows pale,
As if cowed to life’s cruelty
Bears non dissipative crinkles, 
Would fix ye seek empaled paths 
In pitiless valleys of aged wrinkles....
Despite ill meant fallows
In yawning sculpted lines, 
Imaging cragged hollows 
On aging faces thus inclined,
Etched so to not find mellow
When soul wants mirror life, 
If but to blur ye fated journey
That bares one’s tales of strife,
A way in mortal’s thorny travel…
Alas, on faces of ensuing phases     
As in near end of memory’s purpose,
To find space sits in mind’s lost places
Will suffer interpret phantasms traces, 
While recall occurs late and sadly wasted! 
written in Sweetsburg
© Jean-Jacques Fournier
December 11, 2021

Images - Private & Public
Music - Alone Together, by Chet Baker 
Audio recital - Jean-Jacques Fournier


– that all seem the same –

         - that all seem the same -

You try blind
Façades game,
Front or hind
Seem the same,
As man’s kind
Some be worm,
Wriggle round
In fixed squirm, 
Won’t be found 
Save you’re firm,
And thus bound
Want to uncover,
Rates be exposed
Thru endeavour,
Hence compose
Its bent measure,
With baleful mind
He works his game,
Of greed’s assign 
Be without shame,
He’ll find the time,
To deploy his tricks
Meant keep us blind,
Thus be man’s façades
That all seem the same! 

                 © Jean-Jacques Fournier
                                   written in Sweetsburg
				                 September 2, 2020

Art, by Félix Vallotton…

           A reflection on alleged world caretakers,

                        in the yet near leaderless times, of this year 2020 – 21 …