For we no longer are interested,
Having resolved they be substituted
In calculation of key indices,
By mashed potato and women's leggings,
To ensure that inflation is tested;
Quiche and action cameras now included
Together with various soft play sessions.
The cost of leg waxing is also out,
Edam cheese prices too and camcorders;
We experts know what we're talking about
So all must meekly follow our orders;
This refined calculation beyond doubt
Based on great analytical powers.
© David Subacchi
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).