Two clerihews by Oonah V Joslin

Theresa May-be/May-be not changed my mind cos I got caught ‘s moral superiority suddenly found a money tree!   Queen Elizabeth dispassionately examining her crown, flicked at a huge, dulling pearl, with a frown. Pearls should be worn. They need keeping warm, she said. I’m afraid, she hung her head, this poor pearl is dead. .. .. […]

It’s Art by Oonah V Joslin

The Angel of the North shall stand one hundred years on the high land between Gateshead and Durham where its wings, stretched open to the air like an aeroplane, no feathers bright, its rust reflects a duller, lesser light. Above the motorway it towers. Gormlessly this giant glowers down as the cars and lorries pass. […]

Only Words by Oonah V Joslin

Sprinkler systems are expensive to install, so I am informed on TV. Children died. I’m appalled.  . Cladding is cosmetic. Cosmetic’s what we do. Outsourced of course. And with delayed reviews.  . Can’t afford firefighters. Can’t afford the NHS. Can’t afford education. This country’s in a mess!  . It will take a long, long time […]