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Brexit: just as it ever was

 

The complainers complaint
is a constant refrain
"Woe is me -points-
they're all to blame!
I'm squeezed in the middle
by those with no name
pity me not them
they're all to blame!
why don't they just send 'em  
all off to jail?
give to me not to them
coz they want the same,
give to me not to them
coz they're all to blame
them paki's and blacks
them poles and the lame
the unemplo...

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Brexit: just as it ever was

Her Ancient Ruin

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The hour is slim!

the time to entwine

with her and

with advantage inhale

the heavy offering

from between the jaws

of her open thighs.

 

Persephone's tasty flesh

renders her cleft

of wet truth-

she can slake this thirst-

can assuage my ache

when enthralled against

the serpent earth,

with legs knotted,

we lay tangled

in ancient ruin.

 

words a...

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t h e. dismissal.

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Jan folded the letter

running a finger

along its crease.

 

She looked up-

somebody was

explaining functionality:

 

She stared at the

new argument written

on the white board

 

then returned to the letter

the fold:

 

another plane pressing

and creasing

vertices missing

corners peaking...

 

She sighing.

 

His orientation with her

...

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BREXIT:. A learners guide

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Brexit:

A learners guide

 

Two rabbits in a field

and one says

"Ha you're wearing odd socks!"

The other rabbit didn't reply

as it was counting backwads

from 100.

 

* *readers feel free to substitute "rabbits" with Economists, polititians or media'

 

Words and images Tommy Carroll

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