Poems of the Week

What A Cake-Up!

by Jerome Betts

“UK inflation jumps to 11.1% on back of
energy and food price rises.”
The Guardian

“Pound Cake . . . £2 each”
—Sign in Devon

Alas, our once near-solvent nation
Is in the grip of cruel inflation
Which leaves us all severely troubled
With pound cake’s price already doubled.