polemical poetry to prickle the politics of "permanent austerity"
thistles stretch their prickly arms afar
At his wardrobe,
A ‘radical’ look,
A scenic route,
what Mr. Pinfold,
In the early morning,
Jim Morris was born in Ireland on Saint Patrick's day 1961. He was brought up (and still) lives in the Barnsley. The Ken Loach film Kes depicts the kind of working-class envirionment he life grew up in. He is an Educating Rita type. He went back to education in 1983 and got a degree in Humanities in 1987. Since that time he has had various jobs in education but he never qualified as a teacher. He is currently Learner Support worker at Barnsley College. He has had poems published in The Haiku Quarterly, Iota, The North, and The Spectator, and has been published twice in The Chesterton Review (US).
Televisions, televisions, televisions,
Turned into prisons.
Legers everywhere, Picassos.
Politicians in casual wear-
The growth of plastic surgery-
With Clara’s mask.
A woman with a beard, well that’s old hat.
Sterilization, contraception widespread,
‘The Ministry of Euthanasia’
Well, not yet.
Love among the Ruins
By Evelyn Waugh,
Much more prophetically accurate than Nineteen Eighty-Four.