(after Tim Dooley)

State-approved cookery books
in every emporium of food.
Information concerning lipids
in dayglow font between speeches.

The weather: we can change it.
Compulsory viewing of sport
in multi-coloured attire.
Babies to be named in ceremonies at these events.

The roads: now One Road.
24/7 litter; 24/7 religion; daily worship
of the tank.
Laughter on prescription.

No longer will the mouse tremble
beneath the kestrel’s talons.
Pleasant lands for sale, unseen dividends for all.
Enjoy who you voted for.


  1. Dear Anthony – wonderful, wise poem. What a blessing to find that you can express my feelings for me in your poem. Thank you. Rebecca

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