Have you breathed in today the low smog of lies,
hung above, blinding, The Sun-darkened isles?
We won’t whine ’bout foul weather fogging us in,
we maintain small insights with screen-swiping.
Tablet-tat is uploaded, and each hour we surf,
bad news is aborted for a fresh royal birth:
Young doctors, low-paid, the left, the long-ill,
re-treated by the barons with lethal press pills.
The Trade Union Bill has been finally read,
our forebear’s blood-ceded, will no more be bled.
We’ll give up clear skies, embrace fogged land-fall,
So now lifting our eyes we will seeing nothing at all.