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.