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Renewable Energy: Cora Sherlock’s Excellent Suggestion by Kevin Higgins

“Over 15,500 human remains incinerated to heat UK hospitals over 2-year-period.  #800babies #outrage @amnesty” Tweet by Cora Sherlock of the Pro-Life Campaign Renewable Energy: Cora Sherlock’s Excellent Suggestion     We must stop giving it away for nothing –our greatest natural resource – the Department of Finance estimates Tallaght Hospital could heat itself entirely on foetuses properly burnt in one of those state of the art energy efficient furnaces that are all the rage in Sweden.   Within the lifetime of this government every hospital in the country could be fuelled by the unwanted contents of visiting wombs. The minority of cranks aside, the average foetus would be delighted to make this small contribution towards society’s continued warmth.   And when the ban on contraceptive devices is re-introduced; every last diaphragm, IUD, cock-ring, and bit of rubber ribbed for your pleasure incinerated in a field outside Ballinspittle, after a blessing by Mother Teresa, (specially flown in from the black beyond) and the conception rate soars back towards the traditional twelve pregnancies per lifetime, two thirds, we …

‘World Put to Rights’ by Kelly Creighton

World Put to Rights The dream that burst riverbanks held you; blackstrap molasses, antidote for your poison. Your plummets spraying wetness like a coin in a cascade woke no-one, not even us. The church spire grew legs, scaled bricks, ran to your side, spotlighted. I put glass over that glow. Quiet-huff of your refuge, flailing arms, spluttering snores. Ungainly crooning tunes to the realms of purity; I found too sickly-sweet. You fought the humdrum, from your seat. You would sleep outside, would sing, stand on ledges mollified. I won’t sing, no matter what. Float on, keep your whistles of booze-hounds. When I awaken I will join you, watch for me. World Put to Rights is © Kelly Creighton , all rights reserved. . You can read more about Kelly at the following link.  Kelly Creighton/ Ceallach O Criochain is an Irish artist, writer of fiction and poetry; born in Belfast in 1979 she writes about contemporary relationships and local landscapes. Kelly has previously published poems and short stories in anthologies and magazines.Currently her poetry is in literary ezines including …

‘We Protect the Weak’, Kimberly Campanello

  We Protect the Weak We protect the weak and call it love or ethics. For the safety of our students this door must remain closed at all times. Ani yalda tova. I am a good girl, I tell the Israeli jeweler who is impressed with my Hebrew. Someone nearby says, Fuck Israel. I offer, I am a bad girl. Ani yalda ra.   To dance is a kind of paralysis. Muscles contract in a certain way and we call it beautiful. The men on the beach made me think they were dancing tango, but instead one was helping the other will his feet to remember   walking. If I had withered hands and always gave you your pen with my teeth would you think it beautiful? For the continued safety of our money these checkpoints must remain closed at all times. For the quality of our progeny these legs   must remain closed at all times. These minds. This mouth. This heart. Why don’t you substitute your for these and this? See how it …

‘Pussy-Riot Forever : The Body’, by Philo Ikonya and Helmuth A. Niederle

Pussy-Riot Forever : The Body   I riot, You riot, We riot.   The body riots.   Arterial riot Breast riot Cheek riot Eye riot Finger riot Gall bladder riot Intestine riot Jaw riot Knee riot Liver riot Mouth riot Nose riot Prick riot Palate riot   Riot in Queues   Renal riot Stomach riot Testes riot Thigh riot Tongue riot Umbilical riot Vagina riot   Vocal cords riot   Waist riot Wrist riot X-ray riot Yin Yang riot Zeee riot  Dictators Never : Roll-Call Aferworki Isaias riot Ben Ali riot Bashar al Assad riot Castro riot Duvalier Jean-Claude (Baby Doc!) riot Ershad Mohammed Hossain riot Franciso franco riot Ghadaffi Muamar riot Ghasmi Ahmad riot Hugo Chavez riot Hitler Adolf riot Hussein Saddam riot Idid Amin riot Jean Bidel Bohassa riot Kim Jong II riot Lukashenko Alexander riot Mugabe Robert riot Moi Daniel Torotich Arap riot Noriega Manuel riot Ortega Daniel riot Pinochet riot Pol Pot riot   Putin Putin Putin Putin Putin Pussy Riot ! © Philo Ikonya and Helmuth A. Niederle. Thanks to Philo Ikonya …