MINDCUFFS

  

the cloud with mouths 
                                      conservatism
utopias caged in books 
                                      conservatism
sunlessness   
                                      conservatism
wrexham mugwumps              
                                      conservatism
language loses its flavour like pieces of chewing gum
                                           spat out 
                                      conservatism
a dinosaur riding on the back of a dinosaur 
                                      conservatism
roman roads roman cars 
                                      conservatism
to be asleep is better than to be awake 
                                      conservatism
in the desert a Tesco mirage 
                                      conservatism
it’s like having to live in the book of numbers 
                                      conservatism
I do not wish to walk in a ducal city 
                                      conservatism
the methane prayers the acid tears 
                                      conservatism
walled-in 
                                      conservatism
an upstairs downstairs hermeticism 
                                      conservatism
the mill on the bank 
                                       conservatism
a bitumen mountain 
                                       conservatism
in the bought reality of countless actuaries 
                                       conservatism
wales scotland ireland struggle to be free 
                                       conservatism
‘What you have to realise about the Conservative Party is that it is a coalition of privileged interests. Its main purpose is to defend that privilege. And the way it wins elections is by giving just enough to just enough other people.’ 
                                       conservatism
the whipped dogs whine
for election dog biscuits
                                       conservatism
meet the frackers
                                       conservatism

                                                            tarzan’s yodel
                                                            privatised forests
                                                            goliath the philistine
                                                            the fruit-voiced liars
                                                            the woolly monolith
                                                            nation of tagged children
                                                            onshore winds
                                                            the pitts 
                                        conservatism

air, I need air
sea, I need sea 

meet the frackers
                                        conservatism

 

Niall McDevitt

Image: ‘Braincage’ by Elena Caldera
http://internationaltimes.it/braincage/

 

 


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