to win our wars
we lost a few when it rained, though.
unable to mobilise em in bad weather
as the wet ripped em right through.
troops returned to barracks whenever it rained
© Philip Johnson
Desert Rats Lose Tanks in Cutbacks
previoussly appeared in: Poetry 24, The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland, Emergency Verse, Write Away, Caught In The Net, Red Pencil, Writer's Hood, Transparent Words. He works in elder care.