Boyd Razor

Issue 17




If a person dreams
he has been beheaded,
it has a good interpretation.

If he is sick,
he will recover.

If he has debt,
it will be repaid.

If he is in distress,
he will be helped out of it.

If he is in living in fear,
he will find security.

If he is captive,
he will be freed.

Source & Method

Interpretation of Dreams by Imam Muhammad Bin Sirin, edited by M. A. Shahid, translated by Shakil A. Monir. Published by Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Nigeria, Lagos. Line breaks added. Punctuation altered. Changed the order a little. A few unneeded words dropped.

Will you still have a song to sing when Boyd Razor comes and take your fancy things away?

Photo by Timothy Eberly 

Boyd Razor

Issue 16


A good magician never reveals his plans
but a good villain always does.

I’m going to make this middle school disappear.
So glad you came.
Have a magical time.

Tonight, I’m going to make a high school disappear.
School dances are way dangerous.

What’s going on?
Something’s not quite right.
The school was there one second and then, poof, gone.
Are you from the future?

I want to serve you. I’ve got a plan.
Join us. Disappear with us, my doves!

Source: Dialogue from “Hypno! Part Deux!,” an episode of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.

Boyd Razor is a pseudonym for the poet Boyd Razor.

Photo by Ryan Tauss