Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Buy Yours Now While Civilisation Lasts


Just as we prepare to celebrate
the season of sparkling white and winter fuel,
piss on earth and extended drinking hours
there steals a hooded headline
whose threatening menace
turns your stomach over with
the sickness of mankind to man:

Builders at a research facility
at Oxford University
now wear ski-masks although
in the absence of some seasonal snow but
in order to hide their identities from
animal rights activists.

Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2005

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