Hilda Sheehan – They are Coming on Purpose

They are coming on purpose

There’s a liar under every coverage.
The papers say an immigrant
writes his own passport

and won’t eat anything English.
They are purposefully
relocating fish and chips to curry and curry to cottage pie.

How will we taste the streets of Britain?
Bombay stains
turmeric into concrete.

There are strangled busses all dressed
in foreign shades

of magenta and colours English eyes

can’t see.
Even worse, I can show you they are bad

and engineered into
planes and boats over here:

the breaking-point of toilets,

the hospitals in over-flowing foreign

and Nigel scares the HIV

of over-spending immigrants.

Britain’s filthy papers
force us to listen

to blame and blame

is an unnecessary evil.

The Night My Sister Went to Hollywood is available from Cultured Llama Press

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