Poems of the Week

Pump of Locality

by Jerome Betts

(Council elections in England, Wales
and Scotland on the 4th of May 2017)

He was sent to get facts for a piece
In a key rural seat, eve of polling.
Signs of swing down to lack of police?
The debate about badger-controlling?
After hours in the old Fox and Geese
He reported: “The countryshide’s rolling!”