Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Robert Verdon, #159, Future Privatised


walking up the peeling bare flagpole
of the shut-down state school
the fly sees many schools

through its compound eyes
the ones that might have been
and might still be, the schools

(or hospitals, or scientific
institutions) that might improve
our short lives on this earth,

or even lengthen them;
of course, the fly fails to grasp
the significance of all this,

as far as we know, and is soon a-buzz
within the house of a local worthy
whose maid swiftly sprays it stone dead.

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