Poems of the Week

Breaking News

by Jerome Betts

“In response to a question in parliament about the legality
of changing the treaty, Mr Lewis, Northern Ireland
secretary, replied: Yes, this does break international law
in a specific and limited way.”
The Financial Times

Citizens, go when the light isn’t green,
Write a big cheque when you haven’t a bean,
Promise prompt payment of tax to the state,
Knowing it’s certain to be very late,
Now it’s confirmed that such things are OK
In a specific and limited way.