Like Greta

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Find utter calm before fear
and be too brutally honest
with your known-self - first

Listen to bar-props on Europe
seething with Sussex-hate
about France - French - prices .../


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Doggerland

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

When swamped Noah's Woods
have re-seeded above sea rises
When they have been reinstated
that connection .../


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Put it

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

It may be a million strong on the streets of London with four million more signing in their absence across a petition -it will never be let to speak because The Deaf are in charge of your future and we The Muted are too loud for them to bear with open windows up Downing Street...


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Despair

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

There’s bull in the china shop and bullshit in the air – there’s a crash of metaphors as Britain despairs – Parliament’s members throw stones in the house – whilst Farage smirks broadly as they bring home his cows – Johnson – in his jodhpurs – readies his horse – the reins will be passed...


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#BBCQT

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I turned off the BBC’s weekly Question Time – it’s now a B-movie played out by UKIP-types – Bland egos screen-act mincing up for clap-baits from the baying audience – all cheered up by hate as a host steers the fears from lost hope to idiots – this is Jeremy Kyle with professional gits –...


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Quaecunque*

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

England now seethes
and demands the return
of old ways
in the face of the subtle
invasion
of the German-led nations .../


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College Green

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

College Green hadn't seen
such a circus in such a while -
a scattering of disaster tents .../


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A Loss of Suction

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

I'm binning my Dyson
it will not remain -
the suction it claimed
has reduced again .../


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A Small Expense

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Another plum-voiced politician gabbled
from behind his port-swilled jowls -
Of course the future is great .../


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Fresh Denials

By Mike Bell Poetry No comments

Today one-in-twenty
British people
hold a shared belief -
for that should they be ../


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