Allison Davies

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My mother
in tears
can’t get the words out

the mistake was
her neighbour losing her tax credit
the steel works closure
the bloke over the road
red tops
bankers
misinformation
politicians
fingers in ears
it can’t happen here
Danger!
thin ice
scaremongers
leaves on the line
the dog ate my homework
bully boys
media
secrets and lies

I love people
wherever they’re from
I’d take to the streets
if I could
but I can’t walk that far
who are we now?

my mother
in tears
can’t get the words out
my mother
doesn’t want this
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