Thursday, 31 August 2017

Tourists
Get the brochure, take a trip
to visit the green fields
of France or Belgium.
And you can stay close or take
an optional excursion.
It's your choice.
Well, there's money to be made.
And you'll be moved to marvel
at the spectacle of it all
stretched out before you.
The bright green fields over fed
with mashed body parts and blood
sucked out by vampires' fangs.
Look, see the white teeth crossed
in their rows upon rows
and stand proud with respect.
Snap, snap,
click, click.
Take a few pics
to join to join those of
last year's beaches, cathedrals
and other art installations.
Immortalised,
lest you forget.
Respect them in their death
the ones who died
for whatever the country.
Respect them in death,
The yes sir, no sirs
of war and of peace.
The ones with no choices.
Remember them.
And remember the vampires.
They’re living still,
as vampires will.
Sucking the blood,
stirring the pot
and making the money.
http://tuckmagazine.com/2017/08/25/poetry-980/

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