Christopher Barnes

To Bethany Hun

Whether we’ve conviction
In a ‘violence gene’ or dissent,
Your abortion has our favour.
Those mugged by your blood ties
Are head-counted in the umpteen.
Snatch this untroubled ‘love-lies-bleeding’ clump
And £20 note,
As tender thanks from us neighbours.
Upright efforts are invariably saluted.

Naturally, Mr. Ainsley Worth

We’ve thrown-together sentiments
On your blue-colour interview pull-off.
The earnings are dashed hopes,
Particulars lamentable.
Experience’s fitting only on CVs.
We’ll be glad-spirited if it’s fly-by-night

- Here’s to a trap-escaped destiny.

Christopher Barnes © 2018