2017 02 – poems

IMMUNISATION

  • Who brought death to France
  •   after London had seen it dance
  • did Superman knock over the
  •   twin-towers
  • who laughs while Gaddafi cowers
  •   Bin Laden knew his history
  • now his whereabouts is a mystery
  •   good government is blown to bits
  • Obama approves Thursday’s drone list
  •   when Saddam died his soul arose as
  • ISIS
  •   the feral cat becomes a tiger in a
  • crisis
  •   three witches stir the brew
  • one is the EU
  •   the others you already knew
  • it’s the Porton Down of thought
  •   some viruses you made
  • a few you caught
  •   it’s outrage on the small screen
  • when the antidote works and justice has
  •   been

Wilson John Haire

 

WHEN WE THINK OF VICTORY

  • It takes an air-raid to
  •   upbraid
  • while locked in your
  •   emotional cell
  • a time of atonement
  •   indiscretions remembered
  • reparations sort of meant
  •   in an atmosphere
  • of dismemberment
  •   waiting for it to be over
  • over
  •   while all around
  • hovers
  •   the surgeon’s knife
  • cutting through concrete
  •   taking life
  • not always precise
  •   Guernica still burns
  • sometimes in lieu
  •   it burns for
  • you.

Wilson John Haire.

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