Eric Priezkalns

At the End of the Day

At the End of the Day

Some words about the return of night.

Down and Fighting

Down and Fighting

A poem written from the perspective of a character who seeks vindication through conflict.

Why Even Pretend to Be Honest?

Why Even Pretend to Be Honest?

We are so wrapped in our own deceit that we can no longer even admit it to ourselves.

Gender Neutral Pronouns for Our Readers, Not Our Writers

Gender Neutral Pronouns for Our Readers, Not Our Writers

If publishers of teen magazines and lawyers for civil rights bodies really wanted to change our language for the better then it would help if they actually followed the new rules they tell others to adopt.

Brexit Means Mass Starvation (or Something Like That)

Brexit Means Mass Starvation (or Something Like That)

The Observer’s restaurant critic has an opinion about international supply chains. It is as trivial as you might imagine.

#FlushLush: The Tax, Pay and Profiteering Vices of a Virtue-Signalling Cosmetics Business

#FlushLush: The Tax, Pay and Profiteering Vices of a Virtue-Signalling Cosmetics Business

They get fined for not paying their taxes, they broke the law on dividend payments and their top director enjoys an enormously excessive pay package, but Lush is a luxury cosmetics empire that thinks justice requires them to engage in crude and divisive political campaigning to the detriment of thousands of public servants.

There Is No End

There Is No End

A poem that reworks and builds upon lyrics written by Jim Morrison.

Night Is Upon Us

Night Is Upon Us

Night is upon us,
So predictable, yet so unexpected.
We anticipated all would glow ever brighter until we were bathed in perpetual gold,
But now we are surrounded by absence.

Never Mind They Know It All

Never Mind They Know It All

A poem about big internet businesses paying mind to the details when so many others did not.

Do the Airport Shuffle

Do the Airport Shuffle

There are many things you can carry on to an airplane so long as you are prepared to keep moving them from one pocket to another.