GloPoWriMo 2016: 1

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This year I’m doing GloPoWriMo so I’ve resurrected this long neglected blog to post a poem a day for the month of April 2016. Today’s prompt was to write a lune, which I tried but what I ended up with was not a lune at all, more lunacy. It’s inspired by the current news story about what is going to happen to the  Port Talbot steelworks and the neglect, loss and waste of so many industries in the UK.

 

School trip to the Port Talbot Experience 2066

 

With their VR goggles on

the children explore

the grim towers and scorched furnaces

from the aircon comfort of their ergonomic desks

while listening to an aural assimilation of

ships and spoons and paperclips

falling down the years.

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