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Poetry on the Picketline Gone Fishin’ by Niall O'Sullivan

To understand
the orbital pull
of London, head
to the Square Mile

on a Sunday. Take in
the shuttered shops
and punterless taverns.
Note that
 
the centre of all this
noise and money
is fundamentally
dead.

This looks forward to the day when the hedge-fund managers and vulture capitalists sling their hook.

Poetry on the Picket Line is a squad of like-minded poets putting themselves about to read their work on picket lines, in the spirit of solidarity. Invitations to rallies etc. welcome, contact facebook.com/pg/PicketLinePoets. The new Poetry on the Picketline anthology is available at culturematters.org.uk.

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