Clustering

Clustering

The world has gone weird:
When you switch the screen on,
any time, the news
contain news, the speeches
convey meaning, and the people
speak into the cameras as if
there were a point in speaking.
Can you see their smiles form dimples?

Like fog used to fill the roads,
so rumours waft and can’t be dispelled
that some representatives of the people
represent the people.
Like flocks of birds used to cover the squares,
so citizens cluster and can’t be dispersed,
until they witness those colours rising
which they have proudly painted themselves.

 Christina Egan © 2015

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Outrage

Outrage

Every day now, someone
amongst the suits and ties
gets up and
says something.

Something
simple,
sensible,
and inconceivable.

Something
obvious,
overdue,
and improbable.

Someone sensible,
someone overdue,
someone outrageously
decent.

People lift up their heads and
listen as if
life
were meant to grow and thrive.

Christina Egan © 2015

For Jeremy Corbyn MP

“Jeremy Corbyn does not need to be theatrical because he is charismatic.

He makes a few simple statements and a thousand people jump off their sofas. It is not his policies that got him to the top but his personality!”

Christina Egan

Letter to the Editor, Evening Standard (London), 22. September 2015

(Please note I had written: “not his policies alone”!)