Pawprints*

Four legs good: two legs bad.¹ Just about the best advice I’ve ever had. Never trust a human- they just can’t stand still Sniffing the air with preconceptions and the drive for self-will. Looking to materialism as proof of status. Cautious with praise, they’d rather berate us. Bringing us down with words and worries. Wanting […]

T Will Survive!*

At first, she was stalwart, took the Leavers’ side Kept thinking she and hers could live sans Europe by their side She spent so many words trying hard to persuade Tory politicians Along with various aids. And now she’d vexed, like Humpty Dumpty Faltering at the helm like some nautical numpty She should have listened […]

Griefed Spite-ning*

  We’ve got bills. They’re multiplying… -Is she losing control? ‘Coz the power She’s supplying, Is atro-phy-ing… She better shape up To the blond bombshell With his heart set on her role She better shape up Before she finds herself Facing life upon the dole She better shape up, If she don’t need that man, […]

Educational Exhaustion*

*Expletive deleted*- I’m tired! Like somebody’s cut my wires. If I sit still for too much longer, I will’ve formally expired… My head is full of nothing, All capacities diminished: The week all done and dusted And me, completely finished. Nothing’s rhyming, Nothing’s right I certainly haven’t the will to fight But would happily lay […]

Last Days of Discipline*

Why is it fine To be marking time At the company’s expense? What possible defense For hours and hours of mindless computing? -There’s absolutely no room for refuting How little there is of purpose to do In this term-end empty human zoo… The urge for planning and preparation An over-anticipated expectation, Slightly overstepping the unspoken-given […]

Abstainers’ Reprieve*

There are thirty-eight shades of Prussian Blue¹ But only one of Tory: The former a personal fascination, The latter a national story… England’s green and pleasant land Now resting precariously in Teresa’s hands While questions are asked across hallowed halls About how on earth this has happened at all… The British Public making it clear […]

General Election Predilection*

What makes a politician worth their salt? Capacity for rhetoric implicit with insult? A heart of gold worn plainly on a sleeve? A well-rehearsed mantra stating all they believe? A gifted orator spinning evidence for causes From the fountains of headlines imbued with applauses? A knowledge of history, present and past, Ensuring lessons learned are […]