Heatwave*

Save water!! -Bath with a friend…? I think not, although that may depend On being allowed to bath at all, Given the absense of recent rainfall: A peculiar sense of deja nada Making things seem that much harder, Doesn’t this happen too frequently Or is that just my memory…? Especially recalling ’76 ‘Phew, wot a […]

Take It Knee-sy*

  The World at large sees British folk As something of a focus for jokes When it comes to summer expectations Giving vent to peculair delectations For weather-driven seasonal wear From terrible t-shirts with witless puns To those with aged political slogans, Weatherworn antiquities- Teamed with jeans with tattered knees Some these days, I’m sad […]

Cause for Celebration*

Happy Birthday Meesiz Feench! I hope it’s been a goodun- Glad to see you’re catchin’ up With all us other old’ns… It really isn’t quite that bad Adding on another year… You’re way back there at the end of the queue So there really isn’t that much to fear: At least the sun is shining […]

Summer in the City*

A model of the pier A stick of Brighton rock A bargain from Primark A genuine linen frock… Chips on the seafront While seagulls parade -Don’t look now: Be very afraid… Those beady eyes and polished beaks Surveying the humans, those sideshow freaks Walking along like Kings of the Prom Without so much as a […]