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Monday, 31 March 2014

'sugar tax'

sneak in the night caught
by cctv
 
burst out of their denim
 
streak of fat become the norm
says chief medical officer
 
with a dickie bow smile
 
yes they say we have freedom
in our free country
 
just don't smoke    don't drink    don't grow old
 
 ©
Philip Johnson
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26765078

Philip Johnson's poetry has reviously 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.  

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