Monday, 3 April 2017
poetry 2017 037
Brexit (Just Add Nuts)
Take one city
full of contented white middle-aged and affluent
add a populace of poor white trash
and a bucket of rhetoric.
Blame everything on the Blacks, the Jews,
the Poles, the Irish, the Refugees
and add a few misleading promises
like the money you'll give to healthcare
and the amazing jobs available
once the immigrants are deported.
Add a touch of tax cuts for ministers,
devolution of equality
criminalisation of Queers and Lesboes
and a dash of promise
for the new Fourth Reich.
Poll the country and leave the EU
and for the icing on the cake,
rescind those promises.