At the present time all the energy
is with the Right, not the Left.
To the pot-bellied talcum-powdered
body-politic of the Tory is attached
a nasty festering UKIP sore and
the rotting deliquescence of the Liberals
both of which give off
an energy of sorts.
Old Man Labour dozes, snoozes, sleeps
but cannot even raise a snore.
The Greens are fine
for sitting around with in fields
but soft-edged and un-forged
in coal or steel or grime
though in time I imagine
my own children turning to them
seeing their Dad
as some kind of old red dinosaur.
Richard Devereux is a political dinosaur from Bristol