In this article, prominent poetry website Write Out Loud champions the anthology and asks me a few pertinent questions.
NHS and Health
Poems and pondering on all matters health, and on fightingting to defend our NHS.
Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) are objecting to the lack of adequate healthcare, the loss of social care support, the erosion of rights – and the ominous attitude that disabled people are somehow less worthy of life.
It's just like any other Saturday night
but without the vomit and with no-one to fight
It's just like Night Tube but nobody's pissed and
the two people here are socially distant
It's just like every other morning after
but without the bleary eyes and laughter
There's no-one to beg from, no tickets to tout
because staying at home is the new going out
This book is emerging in the UK at the very beginning of April 2020.
Coronavirus has already killed over two thousand people in this country and many thousands more around the world.
No-one’s saying leave it to the markets
No-one’s claiming competition’s key
That stockbrokers will lead us from the darkness
None are sneering now at stuff for free
No-one says that laissez-faire will sort it
No-one argues we’ll be saved by greed
None declare just those who can afford it
Should get the test or get the care they need