Friday, 10 May 2013

2am (Universal Credit Begins)

no luck on the jobs front
I don’t know where it’ll all end up
but …

with that Ian Duncan Smith stealing all the string
from my straight jacket …

there may not be a cord with which to hang
but my arms are free …

and able enough to cast a vote

© Philip Johnson

Welfare reform: 'taking money from the poorest in society is a sick exercise'

Philip has previously 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.