A Political Sandwich

Stale bread
Left for dead
Slices of fate
Past their sell by date

There’s always beef
And it’s always cheap
Ham on the bone
Looking all alone

Chomping on the chicken
It’s always finger licking
The sausage is a killer
It’s a porky prime filler

It should be fair
And stored in sleazy tupperware
Plunged into the deep freeze
Next to the mega-pack of cheese

Spreading the message
Ignoring the damage
It’s available to everyone
Austerity in a tin can

Diary Dates

  •  6:30 to 7:30 on Friday 26th October  –  Zine Library at Nottingham Contemporary – I’m planning to perform either poetry from IF SPIDERMAN WERE UKRAINIAN, or from A RIOT SHIELD FOR CHRISTMAS

  • 7:00 – 9.30 – Thursday 8th NOVEMBER,  – POETS AGAINST RACISM – NEW ART EXCHANGE, NOTTINGHAM – I’m planning to read material from IF SPIDERMAN WERE UKRAINIAN

  • 7:30 – 10:00 – Wednesday 14th November – CROSSWORDS OPEN MIC – COCK AND HOOP PUB in NOTTINGHAM – I’m planning to promote A RIOT SHIELD FOR CHRISTMAS at this event

  • 4:30 – 7:00 – Saturday 3rd November – CHAPTER AND VERSE – @ JAM CAFE, NOTTINGHAM – I’m co-hosting this event, which features a book launch from Kezzabelle Ambler and a featured set from Hazel Warren, as well as an open mic – I’ll be reading material from A RIOT SHIELD FOR CHRISTMAS if I can, in the gaps, if there are any

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Well, it got sidetracked for a while because of other projects, but maybe that was no bad riot shield size 10thing. It meant that when I started to edit and reshape the project, I was able to look at it with fresh eyes. I had some really valuable help from some of my peers on the Nottingham poetry circuit, and am pleased with the result. It sits on my virtual bookshelf, and offers something a bit different to my other material. But, there are some similarities to the writing I have already produced, in that I was driven to write it, to offer some support to the Ukrainian nation as it continues to defend itself against a hybrid war waged by Russia.

I know Christmas is over now, but this is revolutionary stuff, so no turkey required.