Not Lost

candles

Ten thousand people have not lost their lives.
They did not leave them behind

or forget where they put them
They did not misplace them.

Their lives were taken.

P.P.E.

Test PPE

P.P.E.

 

personal protective equipment

proves particularly effective

preventing pandemic excretion

polluting public environments

 

profit pursuers expect

priority, private enterprise

prevails: purchasing essentials

proves prohibitively expensive

 

production postponed, exhausted

public protectors endangered

political patent expired

Night Tube (Covid-19 remix)

Night Tube Covid

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

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