Saturday, December 31, 2022

Socialist Sonnet No. 92

Facing the New Year


Janus standing on the threshold, his rear

View taking in the past fifty two weeks,

When prices rose again to higher peaks

As wages fell. It begins to appear

Food banks are for many possessed by fear

Of impoverishment. Meanwhile, war still seeks

Pyrrhic victories for psychotic freaks

Posing as helmsmen, claiming they can steer

Their ships of state to port in some promised land,

That capital’s already colonised,

Drained and reduced to destitution.

The climate’s taken more than it can stand,

While socialism remains unrealised.

Janus looks for New Year resolution.


D. A.

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