britain can’t afford the petrol to get the sick in A & E
never mind the manufacture
of a mission to mars
though - after two weeks
rumour of the chancellor putting in a big bid
on tin foil head wear for MPs
is a much more believable prospect.
© Philip Johnson
UK team designs human mission to Mars
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; Emergency Verse and The Robin Hood Book.