CHINESE WHISPERS. (for David Kelly)
David Kelly was a weapons inspector during the Iraq war, He was hounded to suicide by a media frenzy,
Tendrils snake through unsuspecting airways,
casually stealing through fact and fiction,
gleefully grabbing information
and tearing it to shreds.
Morsels spread by repetition
coagulate to make a whole,
rearranged and subdivided
take on a meaning of their own -
and the point is that it doesn't matter
as no one knows where it all began,
what started of as idle chatter
is now the epitaph
of a broken man.