“Clarity & Simplicity”

A poem inspired by the words of Boris Johnson, BBC News at Ten, 13 December 2020 “Clarity & Simplicity” Detailed discussions. Dead deal. Done. Copyright of poem owned by Jay Cool. Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Lockdown Dance

Lockdown Dance Lonely in lockdown I keep company with the colours of the many versions of myself, all of them, dancing, wriggling, moving and shifting, adjusting to a new idea of what it is to be alive and thriving a life-force, freeing themselves up from the conventions of what it once was to be constrained,…

Business As Normal

Business As Normal Big surge. Fast spread. No end in sight. Breakfast briefing at Downing Street. Full English. Boris bursting with bacon. Pinged. Carpets bloody, but getting on with it. Business? As normal. Copyright owned by Jay Cool, November 16th, 2020 Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Microspread

Microspread Fifty million doses. Enough for two and a half million people. A good spread. Not available yet. But critical. Plausible, effective and willing, but not able to quite r e a c h t h e e d g e s and not even able to land in the middle. Not even a droplet…

Total Lockdown – A Poem

Locked in. Sprogs at school. Hubby at work. All breathing, mixing, inhaling. And all due to return soon. And here I am. A mum locked in. A sitting duck. Waiting. As always. Copyright owned by Jay Cool Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

Test, Track & Trace – Poem

Test, track and trace. A world-beating toddle along. As casual as you like. Slow, even. A wabble. Copyright owned by Jay Cool, November 2020 Image by kinkate from Pixabay

Stumped – A Lockdown Poem

Stopped. Stopped, stopped and more stopped. Standing still, stalling and stumped. Is this me, starting again? Copyright owned by Jay Cool, November 2020 Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

Pressure – Silly-Savvy Poem

Pressure Lockdown, lockdown, when we going to lockdown? Now we’re in, now we’re in, when we going to get out? Lockdown, lockdown, when we going to lockdown? Get us out, get us out, when you going to get us out? Relax, caution, relax, caution. Back. Last one, hold on, last one, hold on. Hassle, hassle…

Boris Looks Back …

Boris Looks Back … It may be that we need to do things in the coming weeks ….. Take your time, Boris, why don`t you? Wait until the problems pile up and then, perhaps, take action! Tis always best to have the benefit of hind sight, isn`t it? Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 1st January…

To My Beloved Boris

Dear Beloved Boris, Mixed messages from you this morning. The virus is out of control and further restrictions may be necessary. Schools are safe! Of all places, how can a classroom full of 30+ children, sitting in twos, who are not allowed to wear face masks[1], be safe? Where is the logic in your statement,…

Impacted

Tightening, squeezing, pulling. Shrinking and thinning into a collision with what lies within. Finally, the essence of what is me makes an impact. Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

Mutation

Mutation More or less. Doubly sure, Might not. Replicate. Might not. Migrate. Might be able to. Definitely not. Really useful Information. Not. Snippets from the BBC News, 20 December, 2020, pieced together by Jay Cool. Image by Aneta Esz from Pixabay

Looking At Where I Am

A poem inspired by Boris Johnsons Brexit negotiations, as reported by, BBC2 Newsnight, 10 December 2020. Looking at where I am, I find myself at a dinner table, in Brussels, and devoid of the anticipated fish dinner, feeling downbeat, hungry, full of regrets and with just three weeks to go before my people, The British,…

Of Most Concern

Of Most Concern It concerns me, mostly, that of most concern is my concern that most of us have no concern for the concerns of others whatsover, insomuch as that, mostly, most of us have no concern whatsoever about being the cause of those concerns. And that really does, and inordinately so, concern me. Copyright…

BBC1 News Summary, Nov 26, 2020

BBC1 News Summary Bumpy, crystal clear, action and rules. Shut down. Dramatic. Recap. Can do; cant do. Will do. But, some, won`t do. Will I do? Summed up by Jay Cool Nov 26, 2020 Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay