It’s almost funny
The distance through the TV screen
It seems unreal
Larger than life
We are the audience for a political pantomime
Laughing at skits that set the curtains on fire
Hoping it’s all part of the show as the flames
Spread to the theatre.
‘They could never actually DO that’
Not knowing what to say
Watching as they
Trade my hopes for holiday homes.
Health and education
Paving the way for a select few to scorn
Those left too dumb and sick to fight.
Not being able to talk
Every debate dissolves into
School yard squabbles
Always the same accusation
The misguided idea
I care about people
I don’t care about my country.