Your Country Needs You!
We answered the Government’s call to keep
the profit flag flying,
the currency stable.
Tut-tutted at having to Zoom from our laptops
and mask up
to queue for a latte.
We created more offshore companies
to redistribute wealth
We made billions during the pandemic.
We thank the Government Ministers,
our Head Boys, for that.
Owen Gallagher is a working-class writer, born in Gorbals, Glasgow. He left school at 15 and worked in factories and on building sites, also as a street-sweeper and bus conductor. His most recent publication is: Clydebuilt (Smokestack Books 2019) which was shortlisted for The Scottish Poetry Book of The Year in 2021.