Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Animals and Nature

Sandbags and Gladrags

Submitted by Janine on 1 January 2016 at 12:29

These are the banks that need to be propped up
These the square miles that could do with some bailing out
This is the high street where floating stocks are mopped up
Defences that fail when they're cut and left flailing about
Those on the ground floor as always will suffer the worst
While one level up they look downwards in trepidation
But those in the penthouse were safe when the banks were burst

An Injury to One

Submitted by Janine on 4 April 2017 at 12:34

The dog sniffs and circles
carefully selecting
the blade of grass on which to urinate

The bailiff slithers along the street
switching glare from smartphone to door and back
until the numbers match

Whichever blade the streak of piss strikes
its stench spreads rapidly
to its neighbours