Poetry

Mine, and occasionally others'.

Seasonal Solidarity

To all the junior doctors
who showed their guts and spine

Picturehouse and Ritzy staff
in unity combine

The posties, drivers, guards and all
who chose to fight not whine

Season's greetings from the poets
on the picket line

 

 

Waiting

Free tea and coffee 
from the volunteers 
today.

Four older folks 
sitting on the row
of chairs along from me 
looking like they'd love
a nice cuppa but might
struggle walking round 
the corner to the main 
waiting room to get it.
So

And It Could Be Years

A poem written by my partner John Leach ...

Janine has got cancer
My partner could be dying, it's
only a matter of time, and
it could be years.

People say it's not what it was
they've got it early, it's not a
death sentence, and it could be
dealt with by pills
- But it's said out of love not knowledge.

We Apologise for the Disruption

Tweets of distress from Peterborough
The text all drenched in fears

Signal failure - help us please -
Bring crosswords, cake and beers

We've been stuck here for two whole hours.
Now wipe away your tears

And count yourself lucky, I tweet back -
I was stuck there eleven years

Letter from America

Dear ... Hello, I am Erica I have earning chance for you I do profitable work at home My children help out too I make a thousand pounds a week At something you can do Hello, I am Erica And you have won a prize! You are this month's lucky one You won't believe your eyes You don't remember entering? Well, what a nice surprise!

Gove Alone

Michael Gove's most wicked crime
As far as most of us can tell
Was not to leave his kid behind
But leaving ours behind as well

Speaking and Rhyming at AutSpeak

12/01/2017 - 18:30

Janine will be speaking about autistic workers and trade unions during the speaker session, and performing some neurodi-verse later in the evening.

Autspeak presents...

"Building an autistic community"

Date: Thursday 12th January 2017
Time:18:30-21:30
Location: Cafe and bar, Artsadmin Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB

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