Thursday, 14 September 2017

to put a cap on austerity

man enters bank then raises gun
to encourage a withdrawal
gets fifteen years
without remission

man enters Parliament and orders cops
to deliver electric shock stunning cosh
nips off to Panama to make a secret deposit
ends in the Lords nicking more each day
for life

The Nasty Party
learning nothing
all the while

this that and the other prey into their cell phones
way beyond Henry The Eighth floor
Grenfell Tower

sprinkle of teardrops not enough

© Philip Johnson

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