Nothing significant was ever said
nothing that mirrored the import
of how things were said.
The gravitas, pomp and opinion
that becomes more meaningful
by being repeated!
Who can hear above the wittering?
None but the echo
of all that was said,
the sense of déjà-vu again,
their voices as your own,
the crushing repetition of no-sound
And with all of this
thought’s companion goes AWAL,
pushing passed language to the corral
of characters that bleed into leech-basins
as safe-ways to a deeper understanding,
when time’s knowing is no-thing,
the embrace of Aolian’s seen-unseen,
with-in us yet, perhaps, from beyond.
Professor Kevin Sludds
Professor Kevin Sludds is probably the only philosophical therapist in Ireland. He is also a professional ethicist with 20 years’ experience of teaching, consulting and training. Kevin is recognized in Ireland and abroad for his innovative and progressive work on Emotions and Ethics in the workplace. He has worked in Europe, Africa and India and published widely. In fact, he was formerly Head of the Department of General Studies at Baze University, Abuja. Despite this, Kevin is a very modest man, which is why some of his works are published under a pseudo name. However, among his known books are: Emotions: Their Cognitive Base and Ontological Importance and The Incurious Seeker’s Quest for Meaning: Heidegger, Mood, and Christianity. Kevin is a recipient of a number of awards, including two national poetry awards.