Titanium is designed to withstand
all kinds of weather – fire-storm, alpine chill,
space shuttle’s lonely encapsulation.
Double glazed windows mute the shouts
of revellers disgorged from corner pubs,
door and window grilles protect
from pecuniary visitors.
Zoloft keeps your sanity secure
Lipitor strengthens artery walls
ocean’s tympani soothes
night’s unfailing malaise.
Wine sedates; fears
of intimacy are cured
by distance and solitude.
Furious seas keep outsiders at bay
graves withhold the names of their dead
razor-wire ensures that children cannot escape.
1 May 2014