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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Down and Out

Down

and

out of

money

out of

food

out of

a pair of shoes

for winter


Out of

the frying pan

into the

cold night air

no fat sausages sizzling there

just bang

bang

bang

on the door-

your landlord

demanding

the rent you

may or may not

have til

next month

when your universal credit

may or may not

come through


Down on

your luck

down in

the mouth

down at

heel

down at

the food bank


Down and out

in Croydon

in Keighley

in Lee on the Solent

in Aber

Staithes

Briport

Derry

the Strand

the Strip

the Square

the Street

the fens

the moors

the lakes

the peaks


Down

and

out

in

Great

?

Britain

2018

© Bex Tate

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Bex Tate, frustrated with the data driven education system, recently left behind her job as a Kindergarten teacher to spend time writing and pondering life. Writing poetry helps her to try and make sense of the world...as well as giving her the chance to rant a bit!!



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