16 September 2009

Living Proof


The sexual health of teens has turned
again – if you believe reports; there’s
been a blaze of sentiment demeaning
progress made in years when we their
peers were vilified for free and sleazy
acts bizarre – behaviours too redact to
face the moral light of day, or should I
sound contrite and let it ride? It reads
as if they knew awhile just how they
flew too close to courtesy; but I am
wiser now – Denizens of News oblige
controversy to sell a petty fare. I say
there’s nothing there and never was –
those figures more or less are same
as when our mothers’ mothers sadly
claimed they went too far. Truths a
weary casualty that died at birth and
chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or syphilis
exists today as living proof...
© 25 July 2009, I. D. Carswell