Tag: racism

A Taste of Honey

Dear Steven Patrick Morrissey -
mononymously known by your burly surname

I fell in love with you in nineteen eighty-four -
or maybe slightly before - when you sang a lullaby -

Yes - it was just for me - played on an ache-laden
Scouse-spun John Peel Session

You . . .

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Nebbich

There can be
no denial of

whilst victims of

and children of

know those
now-blurrings
were man-made

but it will pass
that deniers will
out last deep ink

and then history
will detach
from our word of

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A Step-father’s Advice

They will spit forth
foam-flecked hints of hate*
to rattle old angry folk
by distractions - to vote -
it is as if Enoch Powell
were no longer dead -
as high-born cussing -
upper-class meddlers -
play the lack-Latin fools
to the baying stalls
and set . . .

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The White Houses

White immigrants are less-than-wraiths
casting no dark shadows in fever-run minds
of spooked politicians and border racists -
unless they live under foreign beliefs

They are then disowned as aphotic threats
to be that very fear of more is now enough -
to allay relayed anxieties by . . .

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