Lovely London Bridge


A Great Bridge assaulted
Resting on a bed of doomed flowers
They fell like rain amid a purgatorial peace
Trying to remain untainted

But other voices stirred
Made strong by tragedy
Permeating the bridge
Embracing Borough Market
Releasing a poisonous atmosphere
And words meant to mask
Cut-throat competition

“The nature of the threat”
“Enough is enough”
“A resignation is in order”
“Withering protective coats”

If only words trumped authenticity
Making polemicists burst with righteousness
But at least the flowers remain
Unassailable by normal men or even representatives

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