Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Made its billions
Now its debt is so big, its account’s in vermillion
With coldness reptilian
It dumps on civilians
Rides off into sunset; the Tories ride pillion
If it were not so serious, it would be vaudevillian

The profit inspectors
and bullshit detectors
in multiple sectors
did not rein in the dividend collectors
The public protectors
who serve the electors
must jail the directors

© Janine Booth

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Janine Booth lives in Hackney, East London. She writes and performs poetry, and has had three slim volumes of poetry published. Janine posts poems and political polemics at