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In Dependence

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

So Glasgow says yes
to Edinburgh rule
but Edinburgh
says no thanks

and damp flames consume
the paper rainbows
that some of us dreamed
could be true.

Once more we turn
to traditional comforts
like slinging caustic sludge
at our neighbours' flowerpots.

It's a healthy enough distraction —
keeps from our diminutive minds
the bean-bankers and supermarketeers
who hold the true balance of power.

 


Written 2014

Published in Northwords Now Issue 28, 2014
(Northwords Now)

Northwords Now 28


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