DAY NINETY-ONE – Hannah Silva

Politician on Politician[1]

The politician always wanted to be a politician
The politician points at the things he wants.
The politician sounds like a very reasonable man.
The politician has previously had a problem with women
but now it all seems to be coming together.
The politician has never been described as
a miserable wet Friday afternoon in Manchester.
The politician cried when a lovely Oxfordshire girl sang.
The politician noticed more white faces in prison and said:
“There are obviously more eastern Europeans here.”
The politician often comes out of those places
with a fair bit of gob on his shoulders.

The politician always wanted to be a politician.
The politician has never been in prison, and
previously had a problem with those places,
a very reasonable problem with those European faces.
The politician cried: “I always wanted to be reasonable.”
The politician said more but it all seems lovely,
the women are lovely white things, the afternoons
are never miserable. He has a fair bit of Oxfordshire
on his shoulders, but it all seems to be obvious.
The politician has often been described as wet,
an eastern girl points at the gob on his shoulders
and sings: “The things he wants, the things he wants…”

[1] Indebted to Cameron On Cameron, Conversations with Dylan Jones. (2008)

 

Hannah Silva is currently touring a solo show called ‘Schlock!’ Her first collection Forms of Protest is published by Penned in the Margins. Her website is hannahsilva.co.uk and she tweets as @HannahSilvaUK

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