Both truth, and the currency of lies/deceit get redacted, all very confusing. Great stuff!
It’s a frightening time to live, the last few years, and I do wonder whether things will ever go back to the way things used to be. I think haiku - or whatever my piece is - can tackle this kind of topic.
Having worked in security and witnessed numerous riots, police brutality, and general abuse of power by the authorities or gangs, and been part of several low key covert national emergencies, there's always been great danger.
Society can really turn on a sixpence. But I've never seen such openness to extremes such as recent assaults on members of parliament and serious death threats.
There is no truth to redact, as Orwell's vision has fully arrived. My hope is in the children who are reacting against the wrongnesses of the preceding decades.
No, I've never read Antares Audio Technologies being mentioned for their creation of Auto-Tune. Haiku and haikai variations are extraordinarily robust when not forced into an erroneous 'form'.
Re Autotuned, I haven’t seen this topic in a haiku before, so thanks to the editors for that. It’s about all sorts of things, as well as a piece of software.
Re city tram, this has really grown on me, and I do like it’s deadpan style and multiple meanings. I feel it is optimistic, inclusive but also cynical at the same time. And of course it’s out of date, too. Thanks to the editors for publishing it in the ‘window of opportunity’.
So right on!
writes poetry and prose. His recent work can be found in The Mamba, Haibun Today, Prune Juice and Twist in Time. He was proud to be included in the anthology Poems for the NHS (Onslaught Press, 2018) and to have read at its launch.