Cuts

24 June 2010: "This Budget kills recovery at birth" - New Statesman.
Poem broadcast on 4 July 2010 on The World Today on BBC World Service.

first came the perspiration
followed by hallucination
and pandemic palpitation
now we need an operation
let us start with laceration
just a tiny perforation
but we can't afford sedation
and the patient feels sensation
showing signs of agitation
and a lack of jubilation
quickly stop the demonstration
notwithstanding protestation
let's proceed to amputation

it's too soon for celebration
there has been a complication
as the early indication
is in fact decapitation


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