Saturday, 9 December 2017

Leave it aht!

Transport for London – Leave it aht!
Electric taxis can do eighty?
Eighty miles per hour?
Leave it aht!
That’s illegal and anyway
I’ve never got her above twenty
Especially in rush hour!

Panoramic views?
Leave it aht!
They’ll need them
While we’re stuck
In traffic,
Or being shunted
Out of the way

By the gas guzzlers!
And charging points
Are you kiddin’ ?
Leave it aht!
We’ll get booked
On a thirty minute
Dawdle for power

And who’s going
To pay for that eh?
Transport for London?
Electric taxis?
Leave it aht!
I say
Just leave it aht!

© David Subacchi

London's black cabs go electric

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).