Thursday, 12 July 2018

A Resignation Letter From Mr Johnson

Up is down, black is white,
left is right.
That might explain why
the left hand doesn’t know
what the right hand is doing.
It wasn’t me, they did it:
the naughty EU.
I’m telling the truth,
when I tell you preposterous lies,
so audacious they must be believed.
I’ll hit you then blame you
for hitting yourself.
Don’t you know? Up is down,
out is in, black is white,
Lies are truth, wrong is right.
By gaslight.

© Janey Colbourne

Janey Colbourne is a writer, performance poet and musician, exploring nature, culture and politics. Her feminist poetry challenges rape culture and its perpetuating myths. Twitter: @JaneyColbourne