Blue Monday…*

Monday makes the week go round -Without much creative endeavour, I’ve found… News stories telling the same ol’ tales Depicting the ways that humans fail And saving just one small moment of joy -An irritatingly regular ploy As though this single-cell postivity Eclipses political proclivity, The moaning, groaning, monotoning A flimsy disguise for the human […]

The Count *

Does having the right to vote Truly float your political boat? Or is it a bore, an unwanted chore To step from your orbit So’s not to forfeit Rights to independent social choice…? -Can you hear the sound of your political voice Clearing its throat in an uncertain tone Desperate to articulate rather than moan? […]

Square Dance*

Boris Johnson. What a guy…!¹ Kind of looks his victims in the eye, A sideways glance from beneath that fringe Enough to make the most stalwart cringe… Clearly a well-bred, educated gent In certain circles (whatever that meant) -Whatever his moniker might suggest ‘Bout a foppishly arrogant egotist With all the social empathy Of one […]

Across the Pond

America, America, Do you see what your allies see? A two horse race? A National Disgrace?. An absurdist fantasy? Mrs C. versus Donald Trump… You bet your boots he’d slap her rump For want of his lack of appropriate words, The whole affair so very absurd. The rest of the world on the edge of […]


Dear Mrs May, As we stand before ‘Independence Day’ Is there not an unmarked sense of haste In the rather-uncomfortably-rapid pace Of England’s much-vaunted Brexitation, Riven with weakening expectation Hanging like old paper-chains Across the unexamined ‘Remains’ Of an unconvincing voting process With Yays and Nays showing little to impress A clear sense of dominant […]

EU No More?

The Hokey-Cokey’s over. At least, for the time being. Divide and Rule, Divide and Fall: There’s little we agree on. A sense that what has happened here Inevitably awakens fear- A notion of uncertainty The voice of just under half a country. To those who made the effort To go and mark their X At […]

A Day of Reckoning

‘Tis the day of national election: Responsibility to make the selection Of a named political representative With the power to make or break how we live. Sparing superfluous history lessons (And those inevitable front-page confessions) What happens in the vote today Will likely either relieve or dismay. The things is, then, who’ll take the blame? […]