(Inspired by an early-morning stroll along Market Hill, in Sudbury, Suffolk).
‘Obesity Britain,’ reads the stand.
Obsequious Brits, sucked in,
changing pennies for
The Daily Mail.
A daily struggle – paper fat with stories.
Obstipated paper, stuffed full with
stories to shame, to stigmatise, to solidify, to pump up, to blow up, to fatten out a
Sanity seats itself on the pavement,
props up the news seller’s stand,
plucks a string and
struggling to find a tune,
to find a melody –
a song to
his skinny form into
Sanity draws up its own headline.
‘Please donate generously!’
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, Weds 12th Sept. 2018