Fear Before the Storm

So I have already written three poems about the EU referendum here is the first written during the women beats Stirred Poetry workshop. I include the exercise below.

  1. Free Writing from a line from Janine Pommy Vega ‘’I could travel around the world/sending you postcards’’ http://www.jhwriter.com/?p=6826

 

And the poem:

After a Line from the late great Janine Pommy Vega

I could travel around the world/sending you postcards

 

21st June 2016

I’d lose all my stamps or royal mail would lose the cards or a man drunk from the closing down on the corner (the king’s head there’s always a king’s head) would piss on all my missives and my want of you would all be wasted I could write you postcards frommy home city the ironic crap tourism ones from Norwich with puppet man who still lives and dances with his balding hand puppets and marionettes with a tape deck I could send you postcards from Manchester I would make my own show you the beautiful graffiti Bowie with a secret in the northern quarter the remain posters in the windows how the whole area was thronged by vote labour signs before the general election and I felt hope today I am worried I will struggle to send you postcards from anywhere but England after tomorrow there will be no more postcards shaped like the Eiffel Tower the Leaning Tower of Pisa and I will not be able to drink champagne kir royals eat reblochon and the borders will all require vias and I could no longer decide to pick up a copy of the rosetta stone and live among the light and eat red peaches in the Loire Valley.

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The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.
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