A trio of unimmaculate conceptions fill our evening’s TV screen
scrubbed and shaven crispy clean, nameless of course, wombs
abandoned where flitting sperm and eggs had formed their limbs
their minds and skill in calculated kills with clever tongues to spin
three lives of lies.
No hearts, no tears save for themselves each in a hi-tech pristine
cell where well-fed lips re-tell the sights and smells of homes they’ll
never see and ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me,’ remains
An hour’s gone. We watch those indoor skins pale and shrink away
and wonder how, for sixty minutes, not a single eye had blinked.
On August 29th 2017 BBC’s Horizon showed ‘What Makes a Psycopath’ with Professor Uta Frith. focussing on male detainees in Indiana State prison .
updated by @sally-spedding: 11/26/17 08:54:38PM