Tuesday, 31 December 2013

mad as cheese (the miner's version)

like the lave of worms
we have a constant need to burrow
road up for repair

 
yet we ask how do the holes appear 
in the cheese

 coal dust gold diamond
oil we dig sprinkle salt
on fish n chips

 
after church on sunday the wine
and the spirit 

 
discovery of methane and the fun
we make with a light as we take it in turn
to burn our farts

 
and all this while we are sinking ourselves deeper
into this fracking great nightmare 

 

Philip Johnson
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25420552

Philip Johnson's poetry has previously appeared in: Poetry 24, The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland, 
Emergency Verse, Write Away, Caught In The Net, Red Pencil, 
Writer's Hood, Transparent Words; Emergency Verse 
and The Robin Hood Book.

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