Election 2015

Truth this into soundbites,
On-message, and forceful,
With pauses for clapping,
And podium postures.

Distaste is de rigueur
Election year. I favour
The simple – a smile
for the camera.

Invite the long-standing
onstage for ovations,
Secured by their shame,
Locked in classified records.

Let’s talk of our future,
Don’t dwell on our actions.
Now, be a good boy, do your
lines, see the madam.

Election 2015

Hunt for stuffed moose: editing, editing, and more editing

hunt for stuffed moose

This week I have mostly been editing the material I have sketched out on the train, or in moments between baby duties. I test how it sounds in recordings, then change syntax, vocabulary, and POV in order to get the maximum effect (in this case – shock, repulsion, or surprise). I have an audience in mind so that makes the task easier, yet is hard not to get the impression that I am taking more life out than I am putting in.

Hunt for stuffed moose: editing, editing, and more editing