Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

February, 2020

February Februation!

17 February, 2020 Oh February!  What a Dark Past You Have! The Februarius Mensis, the cleansing month, so-called because of the festival Februa (see februum: “religious purification” and Februa, the Roman feast of purification held on 15 February) reminds us of the pagan past from which Western (and especially Christian) civilization emerged.   (Thanks be to […]

A Letter

0830, 8 Feb., 2020 A letter is so much better A phone call is spoken and The words are heard and gone But the letter is so much better! You cut the envelope Unfold the paper You see, you touch it Again and again As oft as you like No end You see, you touch […]

A Parent’s Grief Imagined

10 Feb., 2020 The guests have gone Ceremonies and kinds words Are remembered Good people have done their duty And I mine. We all go back to our days Our ways are productive And we all have things to do But mine are in sorrow What do I spend them for? The chore of children […]

“Booty Gig.” Hmm. What has the Nation Come To?

6 Feb., 2020 After 47 years of baby-butchery (re: Roe of course), soon followed by the decriminalization of sodomy across the fruited plain, we cannot be surprised at the candidacy of a sodomite for President.   Yes, one Pete Buttigieg. No.  It doesn’t take a lot of hocus pocus to get such a deviant in that […]

In the Aftermath

The aftermath Long and dreary, The people are gone To their places of rest. And to rest I too would go And be with him If I could Were it right to do. O to be with you, son! But you have won. We are still here And you are there Where we will be Forever […]