Monday, 6 January 2014

same old same old

so now the people are buying diamonds
gold and "things"
properties

Maggie Thatcher thimbles
owt that appears an "investment"
so much is our faith in the bank
our leaders
groan

cold night on the high street
turning
yet the man who found some saxon gold in a field
in staffordshire thinks there may be more
beneath the asphalt of the nearby M6 toll road
says a mole in the press
report
jesus christ
two thousand years since the money lenders
were turned out of the temple:

©Philip Johnson 

Detroit's derelict buildings provide booming industry

Previously appeared in: Poetry 24, The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland,
Emergency Verse, Write Away, Caught In The Net, Red Pencil,
Writer's Hood, Transparent Words; Emergency Verse
and The Robin Hood Book.


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