Sunday, January 22, 2012


The iridescent rainbow swirls and eddies
In the water that runs across my path.
Sparkling and shifting under the metallic
Gleam of the steel grey sky.
The gaudy painted van drives
Along rain sodden streets, it’s jingling call
Echoing between raindrops and promising
A taste of summer.
The flashing lights suspended over bustling
People, reflect in shop windows, and offer
A promise that is ephemeral, tantalising,
And demanding consumption.
Spend, spend, and think not of the cost of tomorrow.
Live for today, for tomorrow will never arrive.
And then when today becomes yesterday,
And the credit card statement arrives.
The grey skies weep crocodile tears on the 
Queue for the money lender, and the loan shark
Circles and circles in the polluted pool
Of poverty.
(c) 2ndwitch, 01/12/11


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