from: BREXIT POEMS

Posted: January 28, 2017 in Chat
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WHY IS THERE NOTHING RATHER THAN SOMETHING?

If there ever was something
then it was in this place, here

– We left it in the hall, we said
we didn’t know if it’d be use to you

If there ever was a place
it was just here, the space left

– We got smashed, stoned, then fell asleep
when we came down
it’s as though it never was

No, they said, you don’t understand
this is where everything was
Why is there nothing now

Why have you taken it all away
Where have you the locked the world up

Denial, pain, anger, blame,
indifference, disgust –

the bran-tub of passed-down characteristics
and not the prizes

They said
This is what is left behind

the memory-smell on hands of money, coin
wall-shapes of lost furniture
rumours of four walls and roof, bought, owned

no sense of  difference, of space,
or certainty in the mind

 

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Comments
  1. Intriguing and unsettling poem, Mike. I’m still bewailing the double whammy of Brexit and Trump (you’ve probably seen my “OMG! WTF?” poem on the blog) and have one wary eye on the French Presidentials. Phil

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