Sweeney on Brighton Pier, 2015 by Nick Cooke

Bored mums of the future, carry on

swigging cola and not wearing Armani –

more like crimson lurex

or velour jumpsuits –

  taking a threesome selfie

your stick a liability

to floss-munching strollers,

and so ‘big-boned’ you hardly

squeeze in the frame

 

but smiling, stretching your mugs

at some unheard ribaldry

and ah bah nuvva snapfa luck?

this slategrey October Saturday

where the carousel blindly rotates

the organ whirls on to nightmare

the gulls cawcawcaw and glare as though

we’re all of us nothing more or less

than future carrion

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