In principio erat Verbum:

A first-'person' narrative poem, told from the perspective of God on the opening phrase of the New Testament; 'In the beginning there was the word'. Heavily influenced by T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land', as it is a pastiche written by the character Chris, an embodiment of the aforementioned poem

Having a Shot with You

A pastiche of the wonderfully beautiful poem, 'Having a Coke with You' by Frank O'Hara. I am attempting to explore the Unheimlich feeling of Hara's philosophy of poetry being about a conversation between two people. Consequently, this poem disrupts the conversation into that of a monologue of a suicidal speaker. Displaying that of ego-death or the dissolution of self. However, not in the Freudian/Jungian sense, instead a late-capitalist/postmodern. Thus, attempting to ascribe a poetic connection between Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism concept and the current mental health crisis.