Thursday, 16 May 2019

‘So fare well then….’

Goodbye. Jeremy Kyle even before the watershed
The knives were always out.
The point of the mass mass media
That un-containable beast ready to pounce   

Mob rule, rules the mob - see them squeal -
Behind their over-sized TV’s 
Ochlocracys swing every way. And that. 
For the deranged, the lost and misguided 

some invisible fissure
unknowable unpredictable, yet inevitable

© Jonathan Beale

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Jonathan Beale has had his work published in over sixty journals, Danse Macabre, Bluepepper, Mad Swirl, Red Wolf Editions, et al.  He is also published in two anthologies ‘Drowning’ and ‘The Poet as Sociopath’ (Scar publications). And one to be published ‘Do not be afraid’ a small anthology dedicated to Seamus Heaney. His first book of poetry The Destinations of Raxiera (Hammer and Anvil) in November 2015. He lives in Surrey, UK.