Archive for December 27, 2018

The golden piano of Queen Elizabeth

Posted in Uncategorized on December 27, 2018 by antonyowen
grayscale photography of man praying on sidewalk with food in front

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Your Majesty –

in the golden piano lay your keys to your kingdom

black and white keys making discordant music if listened to.


Your Treachery –

speak of your poverty not ours as our jewels are stars

the universe of collieries blew out years ago by knighted men.


Your Speeches –

Grenfell was a palace for Shohab and John sweet disciples

they cannot refurbish soil so hang your imported slave silks


Your Palace

I read it will cost three hundred and sixty-nine million pounds.

if you walked to the park you will see your soldier raiding bins.


Your anthem,

I hear it in the wheeze of a dying vagrant who served in Iraq

his friend exploded like an English rose in an armoured rover.


Your Majesty,

I do not condone the letter ‘E’ for empire it died a million times,

my heart gave me an order to write a poem and hang it like a soldier.


Your soldiers

they beg for change in camouflage to be seen my queen of raptures

walk through Coventry and ask the woman making hay of cardboard.


My Elizabeth

is a girl I know from Potters Green who is the Queen of fuck all

she feeds two babes with sporks and waits at the foodbank with heroes.