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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Testing Inflation

Away with pork pie and lager prices
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).

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