21 October 2010



Today’s headline news proclaims
the usual doom and despondency
from a proposed 40% super tax
on the mining industry to shrewd
Taliban IED manufacturers in
Kandahar and arrests for failed
Times Square car bomb linking
Faisal Shahzad to terrorism

Still yet a Gulf of Mexico oil spill
bests the rest in longevity ‘tho it
fails to rouse a muted consensus
where conscience counts victims
as unfair rent – too big to ignore
I guess and a bit too messy
© 5 May 2010, I. D. Carswell