Enjoyed all the pieces, and the photo is ace, and I can imagine someone for real making those marks, if not physically, at least mentally, as this world gets darker and narrower by the actions of those in power.
Thanks Alan - the photo was taken up at the Westinghouse site in Chippenham a day before the building and this old steel door were demolished. I have been thinking a lot recently about the me-too movement, the influences of patriarchy and how my life has been conditioned. No major complaints on my part, but I wonder about my actions over the years and how they might have been different. More thinking for me - I think!
Ah, yes, there is ever need for all of us to look closely at ourselves year in year out, and try to maintain our humanity. It's certainly a challenge as we've witnessed in recent years.
I have several times pondered your Haiga in H/K Issue 1.1
I'm deeply impressed in the depth of insight it brings, especially in this time of the "me too" movement. JB
..."followed by a commensurate wave of brave men, willing to explore their inner terrain, to embrace the abandoned boy within and to process the legitimate anger and grief about what patriarchy has stolen from them: their full humanity. Collective change will occur when enough individual men change. May men take full responsibility and humbly embrace this raw, necessary discomfort as the medicine they need to heal their personal and collective mother wound. And may women refuse to allow the behavior of unconscious men to define them."
(Bradford on Avon, UK) is a poet and artist from the south west of England. His book of haiku Small Shadows is available from Alba Publishing. You may like his twitter feed of haiga and haiku at https://twitter.com/HawkheadJohn.