September 27, 2018

As if it could get worse.

A country persuaded
that cuts to the poor
due to wrongs of the rich
would warrant a change.

As if it could get worse.

The country, poorer,
wages slashed,
what backlash?
More banker's cheques cashed.

As if it could get worse.

What backlash...

September 17, 2018

Religious or not,

 deep down

  we all yearn

   for something beyond

    the end not the end.

Equal

 in that

  we all want a sequel.

September 17, 2018

The constant

is the enemy

of understanding.

The world

as we know it,

the universe baffling.

September 17, 2018

We have it all
These days, we do.
Though carbon seeps
And debts accrue.

Walls have fallen
And keep falling, they do.
Though a generation weeps
For a promise untrue.

September 17, 2018

I'm an angry Northern poet

and do you know why?

It turns out that pigs

actually fucking fly.

If you're in South Carolina.

First case of measles

in twenty years.

Measles

should be so far in the past

the only reason

to use the word

is to rhyme with weasels.

Weasels,

an appropriate de...

September 17, 2018

The arguments are woolly

against sheep in fields,

wool sheared for clothing

and milk churned for cheese.

What grows in Lancashire

if not lambs for the slaughter?

Certainly not avocados,

that's for sure.

Cows pumped with grain

and packed to the rafters

are clearly in need

of rain...

September 17, 2018

How do we move forwards
when dissenters won't heed dissent?
When molehills become mountains
it's tempting, then, to resent
a forced upheaval,
unasked for,
surmounting nothing
particularly evil.

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